New Book by David Karp
David Karp, associate professor of sociology and director of the Law
and Society Program, has a new book, Wounds That Do Not
Bind: Victim-based Perspectives on the Death Penalty (Carolina
Academic Press, 2006), co-authored with James Acker.
According to the publisher, the book presents the perspectives of
victims' families, academics, and victim advocates on how capital
punishment affects the families of victims.
The book grew out of a conference titled
Impact of the Death Penalty on Victims' Families" held on campus from Sept.
11 to 13, 2003. The conference was co-sponsored by Skidmore; the
School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at
Albany; and Justice Solutions, a national organization specializing in
victim assistance. It included panel discussions and a dramatic
A related exhibition was mounted at the Frances Young Tang Teaching
Museum and Art Gallery. The student-curated exhibit, titled "Artists'
Reflections on Crime and Punishment," featured photographs by Howard
Zehr from his portrait series previously published in the book
Transcending: Reflections by Crime Victims.
Jarrett Warshaw '05 contributed to Wounds That Do Not Bind as
part of a collaborative research project with Karp. Warshaw is credited at
Karp's recent writing includes the essays "Campus
justice is behind the times" (Inside Higher Ed, October 2005) and
Justice and College Student Misconduct"
(Public Organization Review, December 2005), and the book
Justice on the College Campus (Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 2004).
More on Wounds That Do Not Bind at the
publisher's Web site
Creative Thought Matters.