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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 "The 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 performance.

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 assistant editor.

Karp's recent writing includes the essays "Campus justice is behind the times" (Inside Higher Ed, October 2005) and "Restorative Justice and College Student Misconduct" (Public Organization Review, December 2005), and the book Restorative Justice on the College Campus (Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 2004).

More on Wounds That Do Not Bind at the publisher's Web site




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