Victim representation

Criminology and victimology / Claim settlement

Victim representation

The role of lawyers representing victims in severe crime and sexual offenses (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

In recent years, the Dutch government has provided resources for victim representation, firstly in the form of special state funding, enabling victims of serious crime and sexual offences access to a lawyer, regardless of income, without having to contribute financially. Secondly, in the form of development of a specialised education course for lawyers, about how to assist victims of serious crime and sexual offences. This report has investigated to what extent lawyers of victims of serious crime and sexual offenses contribute to the realization of victim rights.

Publication data

Author(s):
Elbers, N.A., Meijer, S., Becx, I.M., Schijns, A.J.J.G., Akkermans, A.J.
Organization(s):
Netherlands Instute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), VU Amsterdam - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
Netherlands Instute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)
Year of publication:
2018

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