Victimology: A Canadian Perspective

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2017 - Victims of crimes - 353 pages
Victimology is a relatively new and emerging interdisciplinary area that crosses the fields of criminology, law, sociology, and justice. Written by one of the world's leading experts on victimology, this book is designed to offer a broad introduction to the subject. Unlike other texts that are organized around different types of victimization, this book is informed by a victim-centred approach that treats victims' rights as human rights.
 

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Contents

IllustratIons
7
List of Illustrations ix 1 EVolution of thE notion of crimE Victim 1 2 history of Victimology
17
Victim participation in thE criminal JusticE procEss
169
rEparatiVE JusticE
191
intEgrating Victims in criminal JusticE
207
UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims
217
Crime and Abuse of Power 217 Appendix 2 Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
223
Victim Compensation Programs across Canada 231 Appendix 4 Victim Impact Statement 255 Glossary 259 References
263
Laws Cited in the Text
311
BoxEs
315
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Jo-Anne M. Wemmers is a Full Professor in the School of Criminology at the University of Montreal and an international expert on victimology. She has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books on the subject, is a past secretary-general of the World Society of Victimology, and is the editor of the International Review of Victimology .

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