Victims in the criminal justice system

Victims in the criminal justice system

A study into the treatment of victims and its effects on their attitudes and behaviour

Summary

The findings concerning how the introduction of new legislation and guidelines have effected the treatment of victims in the criminal justice system have been presented in a report by the Ministry of Justice in 1994. However, as it is a policy-based report, it does not address the deeper, theoretical issues underlying this study. In the following, the reactions of victims are considered in depth. the major question at the basis of this report is: How does the treatment of victims by the police and the public prosecution affect their attitudes towards criminal justice authorities and their law-abiding behaviour?

Index

  1. General introduction
  2. Victims of crime
  3. Victim policy and practice
  4. How treatment affects victims: theory and research
  5. Research design
  6. The meaning of fairness to victims
  7. Effects of procedural justice on evaluations
  8. Effects of procedural justice on compliance
  9. Discussion
  10. Summary
Samenvatting
References

Publication data

Author(s):
Wemmers, J.-A. M.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
Den Haag
Publisher:
Kugler
Year of publication:
1996
ISBN:
90-6299-144-0
Series:
Geen
Signature:
Na 1308