Victims and the Criminal Justice System

  • Joanna Shapland


It is only in the past ten years that the role of the victim in the criminal justice system has again risen into prominence. There is now a plethora of studies, at least in Britain, considering the victim’s experiences, his views and his attitudes. Yet this recent upsurge of interest is in many ways surprising. We have known for some time how vital the victim is to the operation of the criminal justice system.


Criminal Justice System Violent Crime Criminal Procedure Female Victim Rape Victim 
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