Source: (2002) London and Philidelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Despite the title, this useful collection also includes critiques of the criminal justice system's response to victims. Compensation for victims is reviewed by Jo Goodey, with some European comparisons; she shows that the partie civille procedure offers more false hope than promised, but does not mention that in victim/offender mediation many victims find that the process means more to them than the money. Susan Moody outlines the difficulties of offering a service to victims in rural areas; apart from the distances, one problem is that people often know each other, and may be aware that some victims do not have blameless pasts themselves.