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Crimes, Victims and Justice

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H.J.R. KapteinSenior Lecturer in Jurisprudence, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, M. MalschSenior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminology, NISCALE, Leiden University, Netherlands

ISBN13: 9780754623540
ISBN: 0754623548
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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Victims of crime are still marginalized in criminal law practice, even though an increasingly large number of legislatures have introduced reforms on their behalf. This collection of papers from some of the leading experts in the field sets out to provide a better understanding of the problems associated with restorative justice, with the aim of improving criminal law in the area. Questions asked include whether retribution may be plausibly reinterpreted as restoration by offenders on behalf of victims, the relationship between criminal law, and tort law and issues relating to the rights of victims.

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Doubts on the upsurge of the victim's role in criminal law, Ybo Buruma; Gearing justice action to victim satisfaction - contrasting two justice philosophies, retribution and redress, Ezzat Fattah; Compensation for victims of crime, Ian Freckelton; Victims' rights and restorative justice - piecemeal reform of the criminal justice system or a change of paradigm?, Marc Groenhuijsen; Against the pain of punishment - retribution as reparation through penal servitude, Hendrik Kaptein; Victims on view - are victims served by the principle of open justice?, Marijke Malsch; Victims and the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Asa Rydberg; The rights and needs of victims in the criminal justice process, Martin Wright.