Victimology: Victimisation and Victims' Rights
How should the needs of victims of crime be met by the criminal justice system? Have the rights of victims been neglected in order to ensure that a defendant is brought to 'justice'? Who are the victims of crime and why are they targeted?
This new book examines the theoretical arguments concerning victimization before examining who victims actually are and the measures taken by the criminal justice system to enhance their position. Particular attention is paid to the victimization of women, LGBT persons, minority ethnic persons and the elderly. The book engages in a detailed exposition of the law’s response to such victimization, focusing on the measures adopted in international human rights law, by the Council of Europe, and in English law and policy. It also assesses alternative models of victim participation in criminal proceedings in European jurisdictions such as Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach which encompasses law, criminology and social policy, the book is ideal for undergraduates taking an option in victimology, race and crime, or gender and crime, whatever their disciplinary background.
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... the policy level by a welfarist focus on the government's responsibility to provide citizens with protection from 'disease, squalor,and ignorance,idleness, and want' (Mawby and Walklate, 1994, p. 70). Thisnotionof government responsibility ...
Victimisation and Victims' Rights Lorraine Wolhuter, Neil Olley, David Denham. However, this was due more to the failure of the government to stem the rising tide of crime than to the development of a victim centred consciousness. The ...
... with the government reverting inrecent years to thediscourseof victims' 'needs' and 'services' forvictims (Home Office, 2002b; see Chapter 7). This discourseis reflectedin theCode of ... in the last two decades (see Chapter 12). These.
... with adversarial principles. It accordingly advocates their introduction intheUKin order to enhance victims' participation in the criminal process. Victims' right to.
... The chapter argues that, despite theCICS complies, certain shortcomings, forthe most part, withthe provisions of theCompensation Convention, but emphasises that recent government proposals to restrict the CICS violatethese provisions ...
Witness CareUnits 150 Unofficial agencies 150
further discussion 172
Victim participation173 Introduction 173
Family Impact Statements and lawyers
Criminal injuries compensation 201
Compensation by the offender 210
Repeat victimisation 43
Fear of crime46 Secondary victimisation 47
paradigm or paradox? 63
The impact onvictims 65 Minorityethnic women67
Distributionofcrime andimpacton victims 79 Impact onvictims 82
police stops and searches
Questions for further discussion 100
Secondary victimisation 106 Elderly victims 107
Incorporation ofvictims rightsinterests into defendants righttofairtrial123
Human rights jurisprudence concerning victims
International and European provisions 218 Restorativejustice in Englandand Wales220
Effectiveness of restorative justice for victims 228
Domestic violence 238 Domestic violence as realcrime 238
Racially and religiously motivated offences 244
Crown Prosecution Service 248
Human rights instruments 250 Offences 251 Criminal justice responses 252
Enforcement ofstate duties 258 Antidiscrimination legislation 259