446 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
Justice for Victims brings together the world’s leading scholars in the fields of study surrounding victimization in a pioneering international collection. This book focuses on the current study of victims of crime, combining both legal and social-scientific perspectives, articulating both in new directions and questioning whether victims really do have more rights in our modern world.
This book offers an interdisciplinary approach, covering large-scale (political) victimization, terrorist victimization, sexual victimization and routine victimization. Split into three sections, this book provides in-depth coverage of: victims' rights, transitional justice and victims' perspectives, and trauma, resilience and justice. Victims' rights are conceptualised in the human rights framework and discussed in relation to supranational, international and regional policies. The transitional justice section covers victims of war from those caught between peace and justice, as well as post-conflict justice. The final section focuses on post-traumatic stress, connecting psychological and anthropological perceptions in analysing collective violence, mass victimization and trauma.
This book addresses challenging and new issues in the field of victimology and the study of transitional and restorative justice. As such, it will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students interested in the fields of victimology, transitional justice, restorative justice and trauma work.
‘This book is imaginative, ambitious, state of the art, interdisciplinary and international and has futuristic reflections on justice for victims.’ - Dr Pamela Davies, Teaching Fellow and Director of Criminology, Northumbria University, UK
‘Justice for Victims is an anthology that should be in university libraries across the world. It provides an impressive smorgasbord of writings from some known scholars, but also many new scholars whose contributions to Victimology can now be easily accessed. It covers rights for victims, justice in countries in transition, and issues of reconciliation between oppressors and oppressed.’ - Irvin Waller, President, International Organization for Victim Assistance and Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
General introduction, Felix Mukwiza Ndahinda, Antony Pemberton and Inge Vanfraechem Part 1. Victims’ rights 1.Victims’ rights, Paul Rock 2. Respecting victims of crime: Key distinctions in a theory of victims’ rights, Antony Pemberton 3.Recognition of victims’ rights through EU Action: Latest developments and challenges, Helga Ezendam & Frida Wheldon 4.Implementing victim rights in Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs): Reflections on major challenges and recommendations for the future, K. Jaishankar 5.Should reparations for massive human rights abuses perpetrated on African victims during colonial times be given?, Jeremy Sarkin 6. State compensation for victims of violent crime, David Miers 7.Legal protection and assistance for victims of human trafficking in the United States: A harm reduction approach, Xin Ren Part 2. Transitional justice 8. Victims, transitional justice and social reconstruction: Who is setting the agenda?, Harvey Weinstein 9. Integral justice for victims, Rama Mani 10. Repairing the impossible: Victimological approaches to international crimes, Rianne Letschert & Stephan Parmentier 11. Transitional justice and the victims: A special focus on the case of Chile, José Zalaquett 12. The Transitional Justice Imaginary: Uncle San, Aunty Yan and victim participation at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Alexander Laban Hinton Part 3. Trauma, resilience and justice 13. Perceived control over traumatic events: Is it always adaptive?, Patricia Frazier 14. Procedural justice for victims of crime: Are victim impact statements and victim-offender mediation rising to the challenge?, Tinneke Van Camp & Vicky De Mesmaecker 15. Delivering justice to child victims of crime: Navigating the support and criminal justice systems, Ilse Van de Walle 16. ETA terrorism victims’ experience with restorative encounters in Spain, Gema Varona 17. Victims of corruption: A conceptual framework, Qingli Meng and Paul Friday 18. Reconceptualizing sexual victimization and justice, Kathleen Daly.