Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age, and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative, and contemporary research and scholarly work on it. Each chapter includes the following:- Background and glossary- Theory, research and policy review - `Thinking critically about...' sections- Reflections and future research directions- Summary and conclusions- Annotated bibliographyVictims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.
Chapter 10: Criminal (in)Justice for Victims?
Criminal (in)Justice for Victims?
- To provide an overview of the major landmarks in connection with victim assistance.
- To offer a critique of the victim's role and victim's participation in criminal justice policy-making and the practical administration of justice.
- To draw attention to some of the social inequalities and criminal (in)justices that some victims experience.
- To illustrate conflicts of interests, difficulties and tensions in accommodating victims needs.
Over the past 40 years we have witnessed a changing and increasingly complex relationship between crime victims and the criminal justice system. While a small minority of the total number of crime ...