We come to understand "righteous anger" in a society where homicide has become a "household word" or experience for far too many. "From periodicals to television to film or our own neighborhoods, the killing of innocent human life is now commonplace. Indeed, this is the heart of our problem. Murder has become such a regular aspect of our social and personal experience that we no longer recognize its grisly face, we don't see it for the ultimate horror that it is." (p. ix)
Part 1 shares in a very firsthand way the voices of parents of murdered children. The second part moves toward understanding and healing. The concluding section is "reaching for resolution."