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Staging an execution: The media at McVeigh


Just as cultural criminologists seek to come to terms with the ‘lived experience’ of participants in crime and social control (Katz, 1988; Hayward and Young, 2007), so too does cultural criminology point us inward, directing us to become more critically aware of our own lives as criminologists. This directive, which we already knew in theory, became unavoidable for us after June 2001, over the weeks and months that followed our participation as criminologists at the execution of the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.