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NCJ Number: 161949 Find in a Library
Title: Victims and Victim Policy (From Kriminalistisk Institute Arbog 1995, P 73-81, 1995, Lene Ravn, ed.)
Author(s): A Snare
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Sale Source: Rosenborggade 17
Copenhagen University
Kriminalistisk Institut
1453 Copenhagen K,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: Danish
Country: Denmark
Annotation: The point of departure in this article is the forgotten crime victim, and the article traces how concern for victims in Nordic countries has developed in various directions.
Abstract: The focus is on changing research interests (the move from criminology to victimology), the establishment of victim assistance programs, legislative reforms, and changes in criminal justice procedures. The issue of victimization is briefly addressed from an international, human rights perspective. The underlying theme is the extent to which the emergence of victim movements and victim policies have been co-opted by repressive criminal law trends that serve political interests. The author concludes that crime victims are not being treated adequately in the current climate of criminal justice policymaking. 11 references
Main Term(s): Victims in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system policy; Foreign policies; Human rights; Political influences; Scandinavia; Victim services; Victimization
Note: Institute of Criminology Series
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