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Victims of crime and community justice

Author(s)Williams, Brian
Title Victims of crime and community justice
Source Jensen Kingsley Publisher, London, 2005
Date 2005
Document type Book
Summary In the concluding chapter the author discusses the changing approaches to meeting victims'  needs within the criminal justice system and observes that often criminal justice policy is preoccupied with short-term outcomes. It is proposed that there should be a more balanced approach to defining and serving the victim through meeting victims' needs without attacking offenders' rights; and widening the scope of law and policy, including expanding the definition of crime victim. There are suggestions for future research. For example, hard to reach groups of victims, including the victims of hate crimes, people with learning disabilities, and children, are under-researched at present
Keywords Victims needs; criminal justice; offenders rights; disadvantaged groups
Topic Victims needs