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NCJ Number: 99658 Find in a Library
Title: Dealing With Offenders - Popular Opinion and the Views of Victims - Findings from the British Crime Survey
Journal: Howard Journal  Volume:24  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1985)  Pages:160-175
Author(s): M Hough; D Moxon
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Increasing emphasis is being placed both on achieving a better fit between sentencing policy and public opinion and on meeting the needs and wishes of the victims of crime.
Abstract: There has, however, been a dearth of factual information about the views both of the general public and of victims on punishment. This paper presents findings from the 1982 and 1984 sweeps of the British Crime Survey. The British Crime Survey suggests that neither public opinion nor victims' views are more punitive than current practice, and that people favor sentences involving compensation by offenders either to the victim or to the community. The paper also considers what factors make for punitive attitudes. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime surveys; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Oil equipment theft; Restitution; Victim attitudes
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