Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology

Victims of Crime

Construction, Governance and Policy

Authors: Hall, Matthew

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  • Assesses the development of policy and measures aimed at victims of crime in the UK 
  • Takes a critical victimological approach and also draws on recent developments in cultural victimology 
  • Problematises key aspects of policy to expose the on-going (and escalating) politicisation of the ‘victims question’
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This volume critically engages with the development of official policy and reform in relation to the support of victims of crime both within and beyond the criminal justice system of England and Wales. Since the election of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government in May 2010 it is argued that victimization has increasingly taken on a greater cultural resonance both in England and Wales and in other industrialised countries. Images of terrorism, public debates around the handling of sexual victimisation by the courts, and the issue of child sexual exploitation have catapulted victim issues into the public consciousness like never before  – generating a new form of what Hall terms ‘victim capital’. As such, this book utilises a combination of cultural victimological analysis, governance theory and legal scholarship to address fundamental questions concerning the drivers and impact of victim policy in England and Wales in the 21st century. An engaging and original study, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of victimology and the criminal justice system, as well as activists and policy makers.

About the authors

Matthew Hall is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at Lincoln Law School, the University of Lincoln, UK. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Constructing Victimhood in Culture and Law

    Pages 1-48

    Hall, Matthew

  • Victims in Public Policy

    Pages 49-98

    Hall, Matthew

  • Support Services for Victims in England & Wales

    Pages 99-140

    Hall, Matthew

  • Victims and the Criminal Justice Process

    Pages 141-197

    Hall, Matthew

  • Victim Compensation, Restitution and Restorative Justice

    Pages 199-240

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victims of Crime
Book Subtitle
Construction, Governance and Policy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64589-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64589-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64588-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87828-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 344
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