Just Another Murdered Girl in Another Killed Community

Beverly Quist, Mohawk Valley Community College

This paper will attempt to illustrate the idea of "killed community" by analyzing a controversial murder case in a small Northeastern town. The ways in which the words "criminal justice system," "Neighborhood," "gender," "family," "race," "age," "drugs," and "prostitution" were defined by the various secondary victims of this crime will be addressed. The possibility of a criminological challenge to empire as it existed in one town oat one time will be critiqued.

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