The need for a Federal, Australia-wide approach to issues concerning crime victims

Author(s)Garkawe, Sam and O'Connell, Michael
Title The need for a Federal, Australia-wide approach to issues concerning crime victims
Source Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 18, No. 3, Mar 2007, pp.488-493.
Date 2007
Document type Journal article
Coverage Australia
URL http://epubs.scu.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1048&context=law_pubs
Summary This article discusses federal crime victim issues in Australia and the need for a federal response to victims' needs. Six federal crime victim issues are identified and discussed, including cross-jurisdictional issues relating to support services, and federal crimes that have victims such as sexual servitude and people smuggling. As the response to federal crime victims' issues is presently on an ad hoc basis, the authors propose that a dedicated crime victims unit be set up within the Federal Attorney-General's Department.
Keywords Victims rights; victims needs; compensation; services.
Topic Victims needs