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The crime victim movement as a force in civil society.

Strang, Heather
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) In Restorative justice and civil society, eds. Heather Strang and John Braithwaite, 69-82. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

In this chapter, Strang looks at different forms of the crime victim movement, the impact of this movement on the administration of justice, and its effectiveness in promoting the cause of victims. To address these matters, Strang begins by noting various forms of the “victim movementâ€? around the world and classifying them in two broad types – one is focused on victim rights, and the other is focused on victim support. She also considers how useful and effective these two types are. Then using the crime victim movement in Canberra, Australia, as a “case studyâ€? in congruencies between a non-punitive model of victim advocacy and restorative justice values, Strang suggests it may be a “third wayâ€? that offers more promise than the two dominant types of the victim movement.


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