Support for Crime Victims in a Comparative Perspective

A Collection of Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Prof. Frederic McClintock

Ezzat Fattah (Author), Tony Peters (Author),

Series: Society, Crime and Criminal Justice 13

Category: Law

Language: English

ISBN: 9789061869276

Publication date: November 25, 1998

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Size: 240 x 160 x mm


This reader is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Frederic McClintock who was to be a co-editor. Dr. McClintock passed away in May 1994.

In part one of this book, acknowledged experts from Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Spain and the U.K. report on the developments in victimology and discuss the discipline’s impact on criminal justice policy.

Part two takes a broader perspective explaining how restorative justice initiatives could provide a viable and less costly alternative to the current retributive criminal justice system. In this part, three essays contrast the retributive and restorative justice paradigms while the remaining six essays are devoted to the theory and the different practises of restorative justice. Particular attention is given to the role crime victims can play in a new model of criminal justice and to their traditional role in aboriginal and tribal communities. Also emphasis is placed on the practice of mediation, the techniques of fispute settlement and conflict resolution aimed at restitution and harm reparation and their recent developments in different countries.

Ezzat Fattah and Tony Peters

Prologue: victims and criminal justice
Frederick McClintock

Part one: victim oriented innovations in criminal policy in Europe

Chapter 1
The development of victimology and its impact on criminal justice policy: the case of Finland
Matti Joutsen

Chapter 2
The development of victimology and its impact on criminal justice policy in the Netherlands
Marc Groenhuijsen

Chapter 3
Helping crime victims in Switzerland
André Kuhn

Chapter 4
The treatment of victims of crimes and offences in the Spanish system of justice
José Luis de la Cuesta et al.

Chapter 5
Why should victims of crime be compensated?
Martin Wright

Part two: restorative justice as a victim-oriented alternative to retributive justice: theoretical and applied perspectives

A. Contrasting the retributive and restorative justice paradigms

Chapter 6
A critical assessment of two justice paradigms: contrasting the restorative and retributive justice models
Ezzat Fattah

Chapter 7
Recreative penal justice: contrasting retributive and restorative cosmovisions
Antonio Beristain

Chapter 8
Victims and natural rights
Robert E. MacKay

B. Restorative justice: theory and practice

Chapter 9
Which model of criminal justice offers the best scope for assisting victims of crime?
Jim Dignan and Mick Cavadino

Chapter 10
Restoration, Reconciliaton and Healing: the revitalization of culture and tradition in addressing crime and victimization in Canadian Aboriginal communities
Curt Griffiths and Charlene Belleau

Chapter 11
Victims, mediation and criminal justice
Martin Wright

Chapter 12
A study of types of processes in criminal mediation in France
Christine Lazerges

Chapter 13
Calculating the damage to be restored: lessons from the national survey of crime severity
Elmar Weitekamp

Chapter 14
Mediation for reaparation: the victim’s perspective
Tony Peters and Ivo Aertsen

Notes on the contributors

Ezzat Fattah

Tony Peters

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