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NCJ Number: 82362 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Investigation and the Rights of Victims of Crime
Journal: University of Western Australia Law Review  Volume:14  Dated:(December 1979)  Pages:1-29
Author(s): J A Scutt
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 29
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The rights of crime victims and witnesses in Australia during crime investigations are compared with the existing and proposed rights of suspects and accused persons in the same circumstances.
Abstract: The rules which have evolved to protect the rights of the accused have been based on recognition of the principle that the effects of becoming involved in the criminal justice process may be severe and thus, that appropriate safeguards should be built into the system. The proposed Criminal Investigation Bill of 1977 demonstrates how this principle has been applied primarily to suspects and accused persons and has not included victims and witnesses. Such issues as the police
Index Term(s): Australia; Interview and interrogation; Rights of the accused; Victims rights; Witness assistance; Witnesses rights
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