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NCJ Number: 222414 Find in a Library
Title: Behoeften Van Slachtoffers Van Delicten
Author(s): A. ten Boom; K.F. Kuijpers; m.m.v. M.H. Moene
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: Boom Juridische Unitgevers (Royal Boom Publishers)
7940 KB Meppel, The Netherlands
Publication Number: ISBN 978-90-5454-982-6
Sale Source: Boom Juridische Unitgevers (Royal Boom Publishers)
PO Box 1050
7940 KB Meppel,
Type: Literature Review
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This Dutch study reviews and assesses empirical research on the needs of crime victims that has been conducted from 1980 through 2007.
Abstract: The review focuses on the identification of crime victims' needs in general and in relation to specific types of offenses; the victim prioritization of these needs; and victim needs immediately after the crime, over the short term, and over the long term. Studies have identified victim needs in the areas of emotionally stressful reactions to their victimization; interactions with the criminal justice system; finances; and other practical needs that may include housing, food, transportation, and medical services (physical and psychological). The agencies and individuals involved in meeting these needs include the police, the judiciary, victim services agencies, legal aid providers, health care agencies, and the victim's social network of family and friends. The review also addresses victim needs specifically linked to certain types of crime, namely, homicide, domestic violence, violent crimes in general, and property crimes. The review notes that very little research has been conducted on how victims prioritize their needs at different time periods and sequence of experiences following the crime. Neither has there been much research on distinctive victim needs related to gender, race/ethnicity, and repeat victimization. 2 tables and 56 references
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal justice research; Victim compensation; Victim services
Index Term(s): Families of crime victims; Homicide victims; Personal crime victims; Police services for victims; Police-victim interaction; Property crime victims; Victim attitudes; Victim counseling; Victim medical assistance; Victim reactions to crime; Victimization; Victims of violent crime
Note: Onderzoek en beleid No. 262, English summary included.
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