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The Resource Rights for victims of crime : rebalancing justice, Irvin Waller

Rights for victims of crime : rebalancing justice, Irvin Waller

Label
Rights for victims of crime : rebalancing justice
Title
Rights for victims of crime
Title remainder
rebalancing justice
Statement of responsibility
Irvin Waller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Criticizes the balance of justice in the American justice system, discussing the rights and implementation of the rights granted to victims of crime, and describing ways to improve the system and better support victims with assistance, compensation, and protection from the accused
  • "When the victims of injustice lose faith in their justice system, the crime they've endured cuts only deeper, adding insult to injury. The time has come to face the truth that most victims of crime will not have their needs met and often won't experience our systems of justice as just. This short book makes its readers experts in advocating rights for victims of crime. It empowers taxpayers, voters and (potential) victims of crime to make the case to rebalance justice and support victims. Written for the millions of victims of crime and their friends and families, it helps to transform an antiquated system of criminal and civil justice into a modern system that is just and fair, shifting from neglect to respect and support. While some laws in the USA and elsewhere do support victims by providing assistance, compensation, and protection from the accused, this book also sheds a harsh light upon their inadequate implementation. Police services must catch crooks but make victims their client. Courts must balance rights for defendants and victims. Services for women, children and elderly victims must be adequately funded. Restitution from offenders must be ordered and collected, not overlooked. Fair compensation from the state must change from a secret to a given. The prevention of victimization must be the budget priority not mass incarceration. Despite the speeches and the United Nations norms, governments still leave most victims of crime without basic information, support, and assistance, let alone respect and remedies in courts. If you are not yet one of those victims of crime, social responsibility requires you to ensure that your country's systems of justice are fair to those who are and for them, this book provides an answer"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waller, Irvin
Dewey number
362.88
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6250.25
LC item number
.W35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victims of crimes
  • Victims of crimes
  • Victims of crimes
  • Victims of crimes
  • Víctimas de delitos
  • Víctimas de delitos
Label
Rights for victims of crime : rebalancing justice, Irvin Waller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reinvigorating the victims' rights movement -- Forgotten but still here : what about victims of crime? -- Inalienable rights for victims : Europe and North America proclaim, Japan delivers -- First in aid : victims at the zenith of law enforcement -- Caring for victims : support, mental health, and assistance -- Making good the loss : reparation from offender, state and civil suits -- Staking claims : victims represented and heard -- Stopping crime : victimization prevention as return on investment -- The action plan : investment to rebalance justice for crime victims
Control code
ocn636566629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 211 pages
Isbn
9781442207066
Lccn
2010022080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442207059
  • (OCoLC)636566629
Label
Rights for victims of crime : rebalancing justice, Irvin Waller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reinvigorating the victims' rights movement -- Forgotten but still here : what about victims of crime? -- Inalienable rights for victims : Europe and North America proclaim, Japan delivers -- First in aid : victims at the zenith of law enforcement -- Caring for victims : support, mental health, and assistance -- Making good the loss : reparation from offender, state and civil suits -- Staking claims : victims represented and heard -- Stopping crime : victimization prevention as return on investment -- The action plan : investment to rebalance justice for crime victims
Control code
ocn636566629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 211 pages
Isbn
9781442207066
Lccn
2010022080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442207059
  • (OCoLC)636566629

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