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Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology

Victims and the Criminal Trial

Authors: Kirchengast, Tyrone

  • Shortlisted for the LSAANZ (Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand) Annual Publication Prize 2017

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About this book

This book addresses the idea that victims remain contested and controversial participants of justice in the twenty-first century adversarial criminal trial. Victims are increasingly participating in all phases of the criminal trial, with new substantive and procedural rights, many of which may be enforced against the state or defendant. This movement to substantive rights has been contentious, and evidences a contested terrain between lawyers, defendants, policy-makers and even victims themselves. 
Bringing together substantial source materials from law and policy, this book sets out the rights and powers of the victim throughout the phases of the modern adversarial criminal trial. It examines the role of the victim in pre-trial processes, alternative pathways and restorative intervention, the jury trial, sentencing, appeal and parole. Preventative detention, victim registers, criminal injuries compensation and victim assistance, restitution and reparations, and extra-curial rights and declarations are examined to set out the rights of victims as they impact upon and constitute aspects of the modern criminal trial process. The adversarial criminal trial is also assessed in the context of the increased rights of victims in international law and procedure, and with reference to policy transfer between civil and common law jurisdictions. This timely and comprehensive book will be of great interest to scholars of criminology, criminal law and socio-legal studies.

About the authors

Tyrone Kirchengast is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on criminal law and justice, with particular interest in victims of crime, comparative criminal justice, and the development of institutions of criminal law and justice. He has published widely on the integration of victims in the criminal trial and is the author of The Victim in Criminal Law and Justice (2006), The Criminal Trial in Law and Discourse (2010) and Criminal Law in Australia (with L. Finlay, 2014).

Reviews

“In an era where the archetypal organisation of the criminal trial is increasingly subject to question, Tyrone Kirchengast provides an illuminated and thought-provoking analysis of the various ways in which victims have come to exercise participatory rights within hitherto exclusionary systems of justice. Cogently argued, rigorously researched, and highly readable, this book is undoubtedly a 'must read' for policymakers, legal practitioners and academics in the field of criminal justice.” (Jonathan Doak, Professor of Law, Durham University, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Victims and the Criminal Trial Process

    Kirchengast, Tyrone

    Pages 1-46

  • Pre-Trial Processes: Arrest, Bail, Discovery and Prosecution Decision-Making

    Kirchengast, Tyrone

    Pages 47-83

  • Alternative Pathways: Restoration, Intervention and Community Justice

    Kirchengast, Tyrone

    Pages 85-123

  • Trial by Jury

    Kirchengast, Tyrone

    Pages 125-169

  • Sentencing

    Kirchengast, Tyrone

    Pages 171-204

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51000-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50999-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victims and the Criminal Trial
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51000-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51000-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50999-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 339
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