Responses to Victimisation: Compensation for Acts of Criminal Violence

  • David Miers
Part of the Oxford Socio-Legal Studies book series (OSLS)


Almost every day attention is drawn to the plight of those who have been disadvantaged in some way. Victims of natural disasters, of the consequences of industrial exploitation or of some other aspect of social progress are identified and presented so as to elicit a sympathetic response. This response may of course take many forms. One of these is legislative intervention designed to ameliorate the consequences of victimisation.


Compensation Scheme Public Pension Legal Process Actual Equity Sympathetic Response 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. P. Atiyah, Accidents, Compensation and the Law, 2nd ed., (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975).Google Scholar
  2. Home Office, Penal Practice in a Changing Society, Cmnd. 64.5 (London: HMSO, 1959).Google Scholar
  3. Home Office, Compensation for Victims of Crimes of Violence, Cmnd. 2323 (London: HMSO, 1964).Google Scholar
  4. Twelfth Report of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Cmnd. 6656 (London: HMSO, 1976).Google Scholar
  5. Thirteenth Report of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Cmnd. 7022 (London: HMSO, 1977).Google Scholar
  6. M. Lerner, ‘The desire for justice and reactions to victims’ in J. Macauley and L. Berkowitz (Eds.) Altruism and Helping Behavior (New York: Academic Press, 1970).Google Scholar
  7. D. Miers, Responses to Victimisation (London: Professional Books, 1978).Google Scholar
  8. R. Quinney, ‘Who is the victim?’ Criminology, X (1972) 314.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. G. Sykes and D. Matza, ‘Techniques of neutralisation: a theory of delinquency’, American journal of Sociology, XXII (1957) 664–670.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© David Miers 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Miers

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations