Understanding Victims and Restorative Justice / Edition 1

Understanding Victims and Restorative Justice / Edition 1

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by James Dignan
     
 

This new book examines the origins of and the relationship between the rise of the "victim movement" and the emergence of "restorative justice." It assesses their strengths and weaknesses in meeting the needs of victims as part of the overall response to crime. For students from a range of disciplines including criminology, sociology, and law, and for professionals,… See more details below

Overview

This new book examines the origins of and the relationship between the rise of the "victim movement" and the emergence of "restorative justice." It assesses their strengths and weaknesses in meeting the needs of victims as part of the overall response to crime. For students from a range of disciplines including criminology, sociology, and law, and for professionals, practitioners, and policy makers working within the criminal justice system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335209798
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

1Victims, victimization and victimology13
2Victim-focused policymaking : the 'welfare approach'41
3Victims and the criminal justice system62
4Restorative justice and what it might mean for victims94
5Evaluating restorative justice from a victim perspective : empirical evidence132
6Assessing restorative justice : the broader picture162

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