Traditions in Social Science and Victim Policy
Sales, Bruce, Gottfredson, Michael, Violence and Victims
In public policy discussions about criminal justice, it has been fashionable recently to refer to victims as the "forgotten part" of the criminal justice system. There have been repeated allegations that the procedural guarantees afforded those accused of crime tip the balance too far in favor of consideration of offenders' rights. Similarly, there have been frequent claims that the victims of crimes have been insufficiently consulted in the preparation of the State's case and during the sentencing phase of the process. The often heard complaint is that the victim is victimized twice - once by the offender and then again by the criminal justice process.
As a result, there has been …
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Publication information: Article title: Traditions in Social Science and Victim Policy. Contributors: Sales, Bruce - Author, Gottfredson, Michael - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 5. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 1, 1990. Page number: 79+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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