Codes of ethics for victims services: an annotated bibliography

Author(s)McGibbon, Aubrie
Title Codes of ethics for victims services: an annotated bibliography
Source Victims of Crime Research Digest, Issue No.1, Department of Justice, Canada, 2008 p16-20.
Date 2008
Document type Research report
Summary This research project was prepared for the Canadian government, as an annotated inventory of codes of ethics for victims' services in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The purposes of the project were to identify which jurisdictions have codes of ethics for their service providers and to also identify and compare the common elements present in these codes as well as in the development of these codes. In Canada, for example, the use of a code of ethics for victims' services is completely voluntary, which has translated into varied levels of development and implementation amongst the provinces and territories. The review has examined some basic difference in service provision for victims across the jurisdictions and identified key elements that are common in codes of ethics. Promoting a safe space for respectful, non-discriminatory and compassionate service delivery was emphasised in all victims' services studied.
Keywords Victim services; ethics; codes
Topic Service delivery