Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, 1990

Impediments to the Recovery of Restitution by Crime Victims
Restitution is unique among criminal justice policies by virtue of the widespread support it has attained from many diverse constituencies. Restitution has received such universal praise as a panacea for victims of crime that in recent years a number...
Mobbing and Psychological Terror at Workplaces
In recent years, the existence of a significant problem in workplaces has been documented in Sweden and other countries. It involves employees "ganging up" on a target employee and subjecting him or her to psychological harassment. This "mobbing" behavior...
Public Perceptions of Criminal Justice Policy: Does Victimization Make a Difference?
In this paper we examine public perceptions of criminal justice policy and public attitudes toward victims. We are particularly interested in exploring the relationship between the use of social science data and the adoption of public policy affecting...
Self-Reported Offending, Victimization, and the British Crime Survey
Both the 1982 and 1984 British Crime Surveys contained questions on self-reported offending. In 1984 the questions were changed in order to try and improve admission rates. This article looks at the effect of this change. Admission rates in 1984 are...
Traditions in Social Science and Victim Policy
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...
Vulnerability: Towards a Better Understanding of a Key Variable in the Genesis of Fear of Crime
Previous research on fear of crime has identified, among women and other sub-groups of the population, high fear levels which could not be adequately explained by measures of exposure to risk. Several authors have argued, therefore, that vulnerability...