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July 2, 2015

Varied perspectives on the varied challenges facing varied victims

I am sometimes inclined to say to my sentencing students that crime victims, especially victims of violent crimes, are often the most important and least understood players in the criminal justice system.  Helpfully, these two new lengthy and very different pieces about different violent crime victims can help enhance our understanding:

From the New York Times here, "Full Toll From Aurora Theater Shooting Goes Untold at Trial"

From Slate here, "He Killed Her Daughter. She Forgave Him. Linda White believes in a form of justice that privileges atonement over punishment. She practices what she preaches."

July 2, 2015 at 09:36 AM | Permalink


Re Linda White: personally, I find it disloyal. But it's her call. Maureen Faulkner's devotion is far more inspiring, but she never gets the ink.

The killers deserved to die.

Posted by: federalist | Jul 3, 2015 7:40:25 AM

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