Source: (1993) Criminal Justice Quarterly (3):8-10.
This report contains 102 recommendations based on a process involving 5 years of viewing the system from the perspective of the victim. The report maintains that, despite its responsibility to maintain community values, the criminal justice system is culturally inappropriate for nearly every victim that enters it. The system should aim to restore the victim to a new equilibrium and to balance the rights of the victim and the state. Five issues of importance to the victim, which are described as services, are identified in this report, including protection, support, information, participation, and compensation. Some new directions include crime prevention, mediation and restorative justice, and advocacy.
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