9th Annual RJI Conference

What Difference Does It Make? How the Harshest Possible Punishment Influences Family Members of Homicide Victims
Marilyn Armour
Associate Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas

Although the death penalty and life without the possibility of parole are touted as bringing closure to victims' families, little is known from survivors themselves about the impact on their lives of these sanctions. Dr. Armour will share key findings from her research on survivors in Texas (affected by the death penalty) and Minnesota (affected by life without the possibility of parole) and the implications of both punishments for survivor healing.


The Death Penalty versus Life Without Parole