Source: (2012) Asian-PacificLaw &PolicyJournal.13:54-95

"Victims of crime and their families (generally "victims") have been grossly neglected in the past. However, the increasing concern for the plight of victims has driven many countries, including the United States, to improve their treatment. The United Nations adopted the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime in 19852 to facilitate this movement." (Excerpt)