Further development of the Victim Monitor survey: a mixed-methods approach

Further development of the Victim Monitor survey: a mixed-methods approach

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Summary

The treatment and support of crime victims during criminal proceedings is considered crucial in the Netherlands. Various improvements and extensions have been undertaken in this domain, such as the implementation of a European guideline that determines the minimal requirements to secure the rights, support and protection of crime victims. These innovations have added value for victims in terms of coping with the crime and the manner in which they feel judicial organizations approach and treat them.

The goal of the Victim Monitor is to follow the developments in the perceived quality of the victim support offered over the years. This monitor function facilitates the detection of gaps and deficits in the support offered as well as offers indications about the impact of policy changes on victim support practices.

The Ministry of Justice and Security has asked to screen the Victim Monitor thoroughly before the start of the third measurement (around 2021). In this way, the critical questions can be answered, and the monitor can be adjusted where necessary. The goal of this project therefore was to conduct this developmental assignment; it aimed to deliver a revised survey along with a description of the research process underlying the revision.

Publication data

Author(s):
Zebel, S., Kuttschreuter, M., Stel, M., Giebels, E.
Organization(s):
University Twente - Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, WODC
Place of publication:
Enschede
Publisher:
University Twente
Year of publication:
2019

Order information

Address:
Universiteit Twente - Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Phone:
053-4893299
Website:
www.utwente.nl/bms