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NCJ Number: 147945 Find in a Library
Author(s): R I Mawby; S Walklate
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 224
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications Ltd
London, EC2A 4PU, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-8512-6
Sale Source: Sage Publications Ltd
6 Bonhill Street
London, EC2A 4PU,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This volume presents a critical and comparative analysis of victim services from both theoretical and practical perspectives, based on the authors' extensive experience with the victims movement.
Abstract: Based on local, national, and international sources as well as unpublished documents and original research, the volume outlines and discusses the issues facing victims today. The discussion focuses on how best to ensure justice for victims while preserving the rights of the accused. It examines the wider social context in which some versions of victimology have become more dominant than others and considers how those versions of victimology are interwoven with questions of policy response and service delivery to crime victims. Specific topics include victimization risks and variations from country to country, the impacts of crime on the victim, the response to victims by the criminal justice system and social service agencies, the reasons that governments have become interested in victims, and victim services throughout the world. Tables, index, and more than 300 references (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; Criminology; Victim reactions to the Criminal Justice System; Victims rights
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