Taking victims seriously? : the role of victims' rights movements in the emergence of restorative justice

Richards, Kelly (2009) Taking victims seriously? : the role of victims' rights movements in the emergence of restorative justice. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21(2), [302]-320.


It is widely accepted in the literature on restorative justice that restorative practices emerged at least partly as a result of the recent shift towards recognising the rights of victims of crime, and increasing the involvement of victims in the criminal justice system. This article seeks to destabilise this claim. Although it accepts that there is a relationship between the emergence of a strong victims' rights movement and the emergence of restorative justice, it argues that this relationship is more nuanced, complex and contingent than advocates of restorative justice allow.

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ID Code: 65083
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Restorative justice, Social advocacy, Criminal justice, Administration of, Victims of crimes--Services for, Australia
ISSN: 1034-5329
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Institute of Criminology Press
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2013 03:22
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2013 01:51

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