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NCJ Number: NCJ 210178     Find in a Library
Title: Ethics in Victim Services
  Document URL: HTML 
Author(s): Melissa Hook
Corporate Author: Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
United States of America
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 156
  Annotation: This handbook of ethical practice in the delivery of crime victim services is a skill-building resource designed to help victim-assistance providers analyze common ethical dilemmas in their work.
Abstract: The concepts discussed in this book are based on the model of ethical standards developed by the National Victim Assistance Standards Consortium (NVASC). Four chapters constitute part 1, "Recognizing and Resolving Ethical Conflict." Chapter 1 first reviews the history of ethics and professional ethics, followed by an overview of the professional values underlying the NVASC ethical code; each NVASC ethical standard is discussed in detail. Chapter 2 offers resources for analyzing personal values and understanding moral and cultural orientations that influence relationships with crime victims; and chapter 3 focuses on ethical issues pertinent to boundaries, confidentiality and its exceptions, and legal responsibilities. Chapter 4 discusses ineffective problem-solving techniques that lead to ethical dilemmas, problem-solving techniques for avoiding ethical dilemmas, and ethical communication. Part 2 is entitled "Toolbox," as it guides the reader through the ethical decisionmaking process that applies to the daily dilemmas that occur in delivering services to crime victims. Nineteen case scenarios provide insight into the intention and application of the NVASC ethical standards. Appended general resources for understanding and reflecting on professional ethics and a subject index
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Code of ethics ; Victims of Crime ; Professional conduct and ethics ; Ethics training
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-MU-GX-K002(S-7)
Publication Number: ISBN 1-886968-17-9
Sale Source: Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1070
McLean, VA 22102-0811
United States of America

Sidran Institute Press
200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 207
Towson, MD 21286
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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