Victims of crime in the criminal justice system in Barbados

Author(s)Braithwaite, Farley, Yeboah, David
Title Victims of crime in the criminal justice system in Barbados
Source Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 32, Iss. 5, September-October 2004, pp. 431-442
Date 2004
Document type Journal article
Coverage Barbados
Summary This study focused on the issue of the status of victims in the criminal justice system in Barbados. The methodology used was a questionnaire administered to 458 respondents from a random sample of victims who had reported a crime to police, with the exclusion of tourists. The study focused on three issues: victim's experiences and satisfaction with police; experiences in the courts; and consideration of selected demographic, victimisation and criminal justice factors. It was noted that in this survey victim satisfaction was based on what they expected from the police and not on victim initiative. There were some indications of dissatisfaction, such as with defence attorneys, but the findings were generally positive in their perception of the police and courtroom personnel and processes.
Keywords Barbados; victims rights; victim satisfaction.
Topic Victims rights