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“Justice for Whom?”

Wright, Martin
June 4, 2015

Source: (1990) In: R.H. Ward et. al. (eds.), Beyond Barriers Toward 2000 A.D. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, pp. 23-28.

The emergence of the Victim Support network and the Criminal Justice Act of 1988 have made some progress toward restorative justice by offering compensation and emotional assistance to crime victims. Victim Support works primarily with victims of traditional crime to help them restore their sense of security, provide public reassurance that crime is unacceptable, and offer a sense of solidarity with other people. However, traditional crime management stresses offender detection over victim reassurance. The further development of victim concern should be an objective of crime management equal to crime prevention and criminal justice.


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