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The Resource Waiting for Elijah, Kate Wild

Waiting for Elijah, Kate Wild

Label
Waiting for Elijah
Title
Waiting for Elijah
Statement of responsibility
Kate Wild
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some witnesses to the shooting say otherwise, though, and this act of aggression doesn't fit with the sweet, sensitive, but troubled young man that Elijah's family and friends knew him to be. The shooting devastates Elijah's family and the police officer alike. So what happened in that Armidale laneway and how could it have been avoided? Waiting for Elijah is the culmination of journalist Kate Wild's six-year investigation an investigation that not only seeks to answer these questions, but also poses some vitally important ones of its own- Why is it still taboo to talk about mental illness in our society? Is it fair to expect police to be first responders in mental health crises? If the community insists this job belongs to police, how can these interactions be improved? Written with clear-eyed compassion and a compelling narrative drive, Waiting for Elijah is an account of a tragedy that didn't have to happen. It is also an intense, forensic deconstruction of the extended legal proceedings that followed, and a heartbreaking portrait of a family's grief
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659686
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wild, Kate
Dewey number
363.232
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holcombe, Elijah
  • Rich, Andrew
  • Holcombe, Elijah
  • Police shootings
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental illness
  • Police services for the mentally ill
  • Police shootings
  • Police
  • Trials (Manslaughter)
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill
  • Police services for the mentally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
Waiting for Elijah, Kate Wild
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062298446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781925322736
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1011323745
Label
Waiting for Elijah, Kate Wild
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062298446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781925322736
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1011323745

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