Constructing victims' rights: the Home Office, New Labour and victims

 
Author(s)Rock, Paul
Title Constructing victims' rights: the Home Office, New Labour and victims
Source Oxford University Press. 2004
Date 2004
Document type Book chapter
Coverage United Kingdom
Summary Chapter 6 examines the victim and compensation. The author discusses whether criminal injuries compensation was established as a result of a need of victims or if there were other political motives. The history of the development of the compensation scheme is analysed with discussion of some of the key refinements to the scheme. The question of whether compensation is a right and who are deserving victims is discussed. One of the conclusions is that as it was impossible to afford every claim the victims who were recognised as worthy applicants were those who needs could be afforded within budgetary limits.
Keywords Compensation; financial constraints; worthy applicants
Topic

Compensation