...the Ministry of Justice has allocated £29m to police and crime commissioners in the last two years to set up restorative justice services across the country.
And yet it’s not working.
Money has bought superb training for facilitat... READ MORE
Source: (2013) Contemporary Justice Review. 16(4):461-481.Victims of the Khmer Rouge play a unique role at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) since they have broad participatory rights. However, as the initial trial progre... READ MORE
Source: (2013) Nottingham Law Journal. 22:77-89.The purpose of this paper is to explore the interconnections between the rising policy
concern with the victim (of crime) on the one hand and the social recognition of
trauma on the other. In so do... READ MORE
Source: (2013) Phoenix Law Review. 6:1017-1038.Much of the distress experienced by victims in the criminal justice process
relates to their failure to understand how the process works and why. If prosecutors
and courts take the time necessary to... READ MORE
Source: (2013) Phoenix Law Review. 6:843-855.This Article's suggestion grows from the idea of an indicated sentence.
However, to stimulate in each conference participant more thoughtful consideration
of the other participants' positions, this Ar... READ MORE
Source: (2014) Utrecht Law Review. 10(4):86-99.In the past decades, many nations have taken measures to increase victim participation in their criminal
justice systems. One of the main challenges for policymakers has been to determine to what ext... READ MORE
Source: (2013) New Criminal Law Review. 16(4):568-594.Adversarialproceedings in common law jurisdictions tend to exclude the victim
of crime. Although victim impact statements provide some role for victims
following conviction but before sentenc... READ MORE
from the article by Scott Simpson in Sun Media:
Since 2008 the Government has been working hard to put victims at the heart of our justice system, because we know they deserve and need our support.
Laws can't change the past, or take away the pa... READ MORE
from the article in Otago Daily Times:
A former Central Otago policeman who admitted making an intimate visual recording of a teenager showering, using a police-issued iPhone, will have to wait until next year for his application for a discharge ... READ MORE
from the article by Sue Burrell on HuffPost:
The news of Richard Thomas' seven-year prison sentence raises fresh questions about how the justice system intervenes in dangerous, but clearly adolescent behavior. Richard, age 16, was prosecuted in a... READ MORE