Les systèmes de justice pénale face à un défi international ? (Victims in criminal justice systems: meeting the international challenge?)

Hall, Matthew (2011) Les systèmes de justice pénale face à un défi international ? (Victims in criminal justice systems: meeting the international challenge?). Criminologie, 44 (2). pp. 13-41. ISSN 0316-0041

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Victims of crime are now the subjects of intense policy attention and reform across most developed nations, whilst also receiving sustained attention at the highest levels of many international organisations. This paper sets out to emphasise the international character of such developments by identifying common standards of service and support which victims are now told they can expect from criminal justice actors across jurisdictions, with particular emphasis on the place of victims in court during criminal proceedings. The paper draws on a qualitative analysis of relevant policy documents in nine separate jurisdictions as well as detailed analyses of international obligations set down by the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union. The results show that such reforms and expectations are presently undergoing a process of globalisation. The implications of this will be explored both for criminal justice actors in domestic jurisdictions, and for victims of crime themselves.

Additional Information:Full text in French. Abstract in French, English and Spanish
Keywords:victimology, comparative, criminal justice, victims, Courts, rights
Subjects:M Law > M100 Law by area
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:15850
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 11:47

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