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Victims’ needs, victims’ rights: Policies and programs for victims of crime in Australia

Cook, Bree
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Research and public policy series, no. 19. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

In this document the authors examine crime victimization in Australia. At the beginning of the report, they summarize their research methodology. Following that, they organize and present the research findings in these major categories (corresponding to chapters): crime victimization in Australia; the impact of crime on victims; responses to victims of crime; the development of victims services in Australia; and a descriptive overview of those services in the states of Australia. The authors then recommend directions for policies in Australia with respect to victims’ needs and rights. Additional material at the end of the report includes the following: list of participants in the research; state legislation relating to victims of crime; and the United Nations’ Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power. A number of tables and figures in the text supplement the report with statistical information on crimes and crime victims in Australia.


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