Victims of Crime Clearinghouse

​​Welcome to the Victims of Crime Clearinghouse 

The Victims of Crime Clearinghouse is an online database of journal articles, reports, papers, books, and other publications focusing on issues that affect victims of crime.

The Victims of Crime Clearinghouse is an initiative of Victims Services, part of the NSW Department of Justice.

Recent additions to the Victims of Crime Clearinghouse

People with Complex Needs who are the Victims of Crime: building evidence for responsive support​
Dowse, L., Deane, K., Trofimovs, J. & Tzoumakis, S.; UNSW; January 2015. Research grant under the Victims of Crime Research Fund 2013​. 

The coronial investigation of suspected deaths: Prevalence and outcomes in New South Wales
Dartnall, Stephanie and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; Journal of Law and Medicine, March 2016, Vol. 23, pp. 609-627; Keywords: Coroner; inquests; suspicious death; missing persons

Participation of victims of crime in New South Wales Court Processes
Kirchengast, Tyrone; Report; Nov 2014; Keywords: victim participation; rights; satisfaction; expectations; victim support. Background of the research and summary reports can be found on the Victims of Crime Research Fund 2012 webpage.

Testaments of transformation: The Victim Impact Statement process in NSW as experienced by victims of crime and victim service professionals  
Tait, Fiona; Masters of Criminology by Research – JC081School of Law, University of Sydney, 2015 p1-297; Thesis; Keywords: Victim Impact Statements; VIS: trauma; therapeutic; sentencing; criminal justice system



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Victims Services

We support evidence based policy development and service delivery for victims of crime. Find out more about Victims Services on our website.


8-9 August 2016 the 2016 Victims and Justice National Conference will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia. The theme of the conference is 'what does justice mean for victims in the 21st century?'. Conference website.​

More events and conferences

  Media toolbox

Media resource to assist in dealing with victims:

Resources for Journalists

Respectful Reporting Strategy

Useful Links



     Research agenda

The Research Agenda highlights areas and issues where research is likely to be required but it is not intended to be entirely specific or prescriptive.

Victims of Crime Research Agenda (PDF 21Kb)