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The Weight of an Impossible World: McVeigh Confronts His Public Image

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how Timothy McVeigh confronted his public image. It considers the media's portrayal of McVeigh as a malicious, even monstrous, individual and McVeigh's response to this ... More


10 The Weight of an Impossible World: McVeigh Confronts His Public Image

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how Timothy McVeigh confronted his public image. It considers the media's portrayal of McVeigh as a malicious, even monstrous, individual and McVeigh's response to this ... More


Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Jody Lyneé Madeira

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a two-ton truck bomb that felled the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. On June 11, 2001, an unprecedented 242 ... More


Done to Death: The Execution and the End of the Victim-Offender Relationship

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines Timothy McVeigh's execution that put an end to the victim-offender relationship. The day before McVeigh was executed on June 12, 2001, survivors and victims' families who would ... More


11 Done to Death: The Execution and the End of the Victim-Offender Relationship

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines Timothy McVeigh's execution that put an end to the victim-offender relationship. The day before McVeigh was executed on June 12, 2001, survivors and victims' families who would ... More


Emotion on Trial: Prosecuting Timothy McVeigh

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the place of emotionality in legal proceedings by focusing on the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh and how his trial sparked a conflict between those determined to champion crime ... More


The Storm before the Calm: Awaiting McVeigh’s Execution

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the attitudes of survivors and the families of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing toward Timothy McVeigh and his impending execution. It considers the factors that family ... More


9 The Storm before the Calm: Awaiting McVeigh’s Execution

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the attitudes of survivors and the families of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing toward Timothy McVeigh and his impending execution. It considers the factors that family ... More


7 Emotion on Trial: Prosecuting Timothy McVeigh

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the place of emotionality in legal proceedings by focusing on the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh and how his trial sparked a conflict between those determined to champion crime ... More


“He Broke into My Life”: Experiencing the Victim-Offender Relationship

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how it is to experience the victim–offender relationship, and particularly how Timothy McVeigh entailed feelings of helplessness and passivity. It describes McVeigh, the ... More


“A Rude Awakening”: The Origins of the Victim-Offender Relationship

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In this chapter, the author traces the origins of the relationship between victims and offenders within the context of the Oklahoma City bombing. She begins by giving her first impressions of Timothy ... More


“God Bless the Media”: Negotiating News Coverage

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on media coverage of suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing, their motivations, their families, and their life histories. It suggests that Timothy McVeigh was counting on the ... More


2 “He Broke into My Life”: Experiencing the Victim-Offender Relationship

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how it is to experience the victim–offender relationship, and particularly how Timothy McVeigh entailed feelings of helplessness and passivity. It describes McVeigh, the ... More


5 “God Bless the Media”: Negotiating News Coverage

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on media coverage of suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing, their motivations, their families, and their life histories. It suggests that Timothy McVeigh was counting on the ... More


Conclusion: McVeigh Memorialized

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book concludes by focusing on the memorialization of Timothy McVeigh ten years after he was executed. It suggests that the presences of McVeigh and his co-conspirators have not been altogether ... More


Conclusion: McVeigh Memorialized

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book concludes by focusing on the memorialization of Timothy McVeigh ten years after he was executed. It suggests that the presences of McVeigh and his co-conspirators have not been altogether ... More


1 “A Rude Awakening”: The Origins of the Victim-Offender Relationship

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In this chapter, the author traces the origins of the relationship between victims and offenders within the context of the Oklahoma City bombing. She begins by giving her first impressions of ... More


Understanding Antisocial Behavior

John C. Gibbs

in Moral Development and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman, and Haidt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199976171
eISBN:
9780190256272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199976171.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the moral aspects of antisocial behavior. Drawing on the developmental theories of Lawrence Kohlberg and Martin Hoffman, it explores self-centration and other limitations ... More


‘Prophecies shall Fail’ (cf. 1 Corinthians 13.8): Post-1993 Branch Davidianism

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

More than eighty members of the Branch Davidian movement died during the Mt. Carmel fire in the spring of 1993. Not long after the fire, it was evident that the interest of the general public veered ... More


Reaching Law’s Limits: Trying Terry Nichols and Welcoming the McVeigh Jury to Oklahoma City

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols as well as the McVeigh jury's visit to Oklahoma City that illustrated the courtroom's role as an essential but incomplete site ... More


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