Closure and its myths

@article{Eaton2014ClosureAI,
  title={Closure and its myths},
  author={Judy Eaton and Tony Christensen},
  journal={International Review of Victimology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={327 - 343}
}
In the United States, when an offender on death row is about to be executed, family members of the victim(s) (i.e. co-victims) are permitted to witness the execution. A common justification for this practice is that it provides closure for the victims’ families (the ‘closure argument’); however, there is little empirical research to either refute or support this claim. This study examined the statements that co-victims who had attended an execution made to the press immediately following the… 

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