This book provides critically examines how recent international developments in victims theory and policy are experienced within specific local contexts. The chapters approach key criminological issues including the experience of criminal justice agencies, policy formulation, the construction of victim identities and the 'discovery' of new victims.
About the Author
Tracey Booth, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Chris Cunneen, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Robyn Holder, Griffith University, Australia.
Jan Jordan, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Michael O'Connell, Commissioner for Victims' Rights, South Australia.
Rebecca Powell, Border Crossing Observatory, Monash University, Australia.
Stuart Ross, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Simone Rowe, University of New South Wales, James Cook University, Australia.
Marie Segrave, Monash University, Australia.
Julie Stubbs, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Jane Wangmann, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia.
Dean Wilson, Plymouth University, UK.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Victims Research, Theory and Policy: The Role of Local Context; Stuart Ross and Dean Wilson 1. Decolonising Indigenous Victimisation; Chris Cunneen and Simone Rowe 2. Environmental Victimology and Ecological Justice; Rob White 3. Victimisation, Citizenship and Gender: Interrogating State Responses; Marie Segrave and Rebecca Powell 4. Justice for Rape Victims? The Spirit May Sound Willing but the Flesh Remains Weak; Jan Jordan 5. Competing Conceptions of Victims of Domestic Violence within Legal Processes; Julie Stubbs and Janet Wangmann 6. Care Bears and Crime Fighters: Police Operational Styles and Victims of Crime; Dean Wilson and Marie Segrave 7. Victim Impact Statements, Sentencing and Contemporary Standards of Fairness in the Courtroom; Tracey Booth 8. Satisfied? Exploring Victims' Justice Judgements; Robyn Holder 9. Victims in the Australian Criminal Justice System: Principles, Policy and (Distr)action; Stuart Ross 10. The Evolution of Victims' Rights and Services in Australia; Michael O'Connell