Justice as therapy: The victim rights clarification act

Jennifer K. Wood

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The Victim Rights Clarification Act of 1997 was passed on behalf of the victims and family members of the Oklahoma City bombing. This essay uses narrative analysis to examine the debate for the law, arguing that legislation enacted in response to tragedy contributes to harmful misperceptions about crime victims and alleviation of their suffering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-311
Number of pages16
JournalCommunication Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2003

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  • Communication


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