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NCJ Number: 134743 Find in a Library
Title: Victims and Criminal Justice: Legal Protection, Restitution and Support
Editor(s): G Kaiser; H Kury; H-J Albrecht; H Arnold
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 795
Sponsoring Agency: Max-Planck-Institute Fur Auslandisches und Internationales Strafrecht
Freiburg Im Breisgau D-79100,
Publication Number: ISBN 3-922498-53-1
Sale Source: Max-Planck-Institute Fur Auslandisches und Internationales Strafrecht
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Freiburg Im Breisgau D-79100,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 28 papers present empirical findings from several countries regarding victimization surveys, victim compensation, restitution, victims' rights, victim services, and related issues.
Abstract: Individual papers present results of victim surveys in the United States and Germany, including the former German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany; studies of victim attitudes in Hungary; and a study of victimization and juvenile delinquency among law students in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Other papers focus on the use of restitution as a criminal sanction and policies and practices regarding victim compensation in Brazil, Canada, France, Netherlands, and United States. Further articles consider the relationship between victims and the criminal justice system, victim services, victim participation in sentencing, the role of victim impact statements, and police and criminal justice responses to domestic assault and rape. Figures, tables, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Restitution; Victim compensation; Victim services; Victimization surveys; Victims rights
Note: Criminological Research Reports by the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Penal Law, Volume 51
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