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New Visions of Crime Victims

Hoyle, Carolyn
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Oxford: Hart Publishing.

The ‘ideal victim’, the blameless middle-aged woman on a visit to her ill mother described by Nils Christie, still survives in popular and political debate, but criminologists have recognized that reality is not so simple, and this book takes the analysis further. It looks both at victims who do not fit the stereotype, and at the way in which victims are treated in the criminal justice process.


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