Support for Crime Victims in a Comparative Perspective
A Collection of Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Prof. Frederic McClintock
Ezzat Fattah and Tony Peters
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Edited volume - paperback
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
Part one: victim oriented innovations in criminal policy in Europe
The development of victimology and its impact on criminal justice policy: the case of Finland
The development of victimology and its impact on criminal justice policy in the Netherlands
Helping crime victims in Switzerland
The treatment of victims of crimes and offences in the Spanish system of justice
José Luis de la Cuesta et al.
Why should victims of crime be compensated?
Part two: restorative justice as a victim-oriented alternative to retributive justice: theoretical and applied perspectives
A. Contrasting the retributive and restorative justice paradigms
A critical assessment of two justice paradigms: contrasting the restorative and retributive justice models
Recreative penal justice: contrasting retributive and restorative cosmovisions
Victims and natural rights
Robert E. MacKay
B. Restorative justice: theory and practice
Which model of criminal justice offers the best scope for assisting victims of crime?
Jim Dignan and Mick Cavadino
Restoration, Reconciliaton and Healing: the revitalization of culture and tradition in addressing crime and victimization in Canadian Aboriginal communities
Curt Griffiths and Charlene Belleau
Victims, mediation and criminal justice
A study of types of processes in criminal mediation in France
Calculating the damage to be restored: lessons from the national survey of crime severity
Mediation for reaparation: the victim's perspective
Tony Peters and Ivo Aertsen
Notes on the contributors
Format: Edited volume - paperback
Size: 240 × 160 mm
Publication: November 25, 1998
Stock item number: 46194