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role of the victim in the criminal justice process a literature review, 1989 to 1999 by Alan N. Young

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Published by Policy Centre for Victim Issues in [Ottawa] .
Written in English


  • Victims of crimes,
  • Victims of crimes -- Canada.,
  • Victims of crimes -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

Statementalan N. Young.
SeriesVictim issues research series
ContributionsPolicy Centre for Victim Issues (Canada)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 67, 67, iii p. ;
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19246234M

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  First published in , this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of the victims of crime and the way in which they are treated in society generally, and in the criminal justice process in particular. The study of victims of crime is important to academics, the wider community of policy initiation and implementation, and to the political arena. Sandra Walklate . It is often argued that historically the victim played a central and controlling role in the administration of criminal justice and therefore there are no theoretical obstacles to the re-integration of the victim in the process. In his book, The Criminal and His Victim, was published by Yale University. For Henting, victimology is a part of criminology. He holds that the mutual relationship between offender and victim reflects the oneness of criminology and victimology. He sees the mutual connection between victim and victimiser. Thus, pure victimological literature is left to be reviewed another day, and this report will focus exclusively on literature chronicling the role of the victim in the criminal process. Bibliographical Materials. Albrecht, J. (Ed.). (). Victims and Criminal Justice. Max-Planck-Institut. Beloof, D. (). Victims in Criminal Procedure.

crucial role-player that is often forgotten, namely the victim. If it was not for the victim or complainant opening the docket and initiating the criminal process, the accused, legal representative and other parties would not even feature. Much of the discussion of the status and role of the victim in American penal law focuses on the criminal process, writes Markus Dubber. This is symptomatic of the primacy of procedure in American law. In contrast, Dubber starts from the point that the victim plays a role in every aspect of American penal law. Victims have traditionally occupied a minor role in the criminal justice system, viewed as a means of the prosecution gathering evidence rather than participating in the criminal justice process themselves in their capacity as the ‘victim’ of the crime.   There has been a growing trend in recent times surrounding the involvement of the victim in criminal proceedings. Where once they were seen as – and made to feel – ancillary to proceedings, there has over a number of years been a change of direction. Both Labour and the Government have sought to gain political capital from championing the victim. The government announced there would .

() (discussing victim's historical role in criminal justice system). ' See Anderson & Woodward, supra note 2, at (asserting that victims supply vital information necessary to prosecute offenders); Josephine Gittler, Expanding the Role of the Victim in a Criminal Action: An Overview of Issues and Problems, PEPP. L. Something Bad Happened Last Night: The Study of the Victim’s Role in the Criminal Justice System is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of all crime victims and the various ways in which crime impact crime victims. This text is largely an introductory exploration of crime victims, the impact of crime, and the role of the crime victim in the criminal justice process, with a special. The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process: Report Preface Long judicial experience, and this inquiry by the Commission, reveal that victims, because they are victims, have an inherent interest in the criminal trial. This report addresses that interest. have witnessed an emphasis on the role of the victim in the criminal justice system. Victims now have increased resources and assistance to help in recovery, and policy and research efforts provide greater understanding of victimization. We follow Jennifer and her forced introduction to the criminal justice system throughout this text.