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NCJ Number: 98067 Find in a Library
Title: Towards a Victim Policy in Europe - Report of the Seminar Held in Espoo, Finland, October 31-November 2, 1983
Corporate Author: Montclair State College
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 234
Sponsoring Agency: Finland Government Printing Centre
SF-00101 Helsinki 10, Finland
Montclair State College
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Sale Source: Finland Government Printing Centre
P.O. Box 516
SF-00101 Helsinki 10,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: This book presents the report and recommendations of a 3-day seminar held in Finland in October and November 1983 to discuss the situation and needs of crime victims.
Abstract: The 40 participants came at the invitation of the Helsinki Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations. Participants noted the growing interest in victims' needs and the awareness that organizations outside the criminal justice system as well as the system itself could assist victims. Recent developments inside and outside the criminal justice system were listed. The group recommended support for the movement to aid victims, together with evaluation of the effects of various measures. Recommendations included greater awareness of victims' needs, added crime prevention efforts, provision of both material and nonmaterial support to victims, and governmental efforts to protect victims' rights and secure recovery of damages. Appendixes list the conference participants and agenda, present 15 papers, and present four committee reports.
Index Term(s): Crime prevention education; Europe; Victim services
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