The visible victim

Criminal justice proceedings / Public prosecution office

The visible victim

Privacy of victims within the criminal process (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

The central question in this research reads:
How is the privacy and identity of victims and their relatives protected within the criminal process and how are personal data of victims and their relatives being dealt with in and around the Dutch criminal procedure?
The central question is divided into the following sub questions:

  1. What is the policy of the police, prosecutors and courts/judges regarding the protection of the privacy of victims and their relatives in terms of the informational privacy and the spatial privacy, as arising from their involvement in a criminal case?
  2. How do officials protect the privacy of victims and their relatives in practice in terms of the informational privacy and the spatial privacy, as arising from their involvement in a criminal case? Is this consistent with the policy?
  3. What are the experiences of victims and their relatives with the protection of privacy in terms of informational privacy and spatial privacy, as arising from their involvement in a criminal case? How do they define their interests at this point?
  4. How do organizations and companies outside the criminal justice system (but related to it), deal with data about victims and their relatives?

Publication data

Author(s):
Malsch, M., Dijkman, N., Akkermans, A.
Organization(s):
Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
NSCR
Year of publication:
2015

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