Justice for Victims brings together the world’s leading scholars in the fields of study surrounding victimization in a pioneering international collection. This book focuses on the current study of victims of crime, combining both legal and social-scientific perspectives, articulating both in new directions and questioning whether victims really do have more rights in our modern world.

This book offers an interdisciplinary approach, covering large-scale (political) victimization, terrorist victimization, sexual victimization and routine victimization. Split into three sections, this book provides in-depth coverage of: victims' rights, transitional justice and victims' perspectives, and trauma, resilience and justice. Victims' rights are conceptualised in the human rights framework and discussed in relation to supranational, international and regional policies. The transitional justice section covers victims of war from those caught between peace and justice, as well as post-conflict justice. The final section focuses on post-traumatic stress, connecting psychological and anthropological perceptions in analysing collective violence, mass victimization and trauma.

This book addresses challenging and new issues in the field of victimology and the study of transitional and restorative justice. As such, it will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and students interested in the fields of victimology, transitional justice, restorative justice and trauma work.

chapter |8 pages

General introduction

ByFelix Mukwiza Ndahinda, Antony Pemberton, Inge Vanfraechem

part I|149 pages

Victims' rights

chapter 1|21 pages

Victims' rights

ByPaul Rock

chapter 2|19 pages

Respecting victims of crime

Key distinctions in a theory of victims' rights
ByAntony Pemberton

chapter 3|15 pages

Recognition of victims' rights through EU action

Latest developments and challenges
ByHelga Ezendam, Frida Wheldon

chapter 4|23 pages

Implementing victim rights in newly industrialized countries

Reflections on major challenges and recommendations for the future
ByK. Jaishankar

chapter 6|35 pages

State compensation for victims of violent crime

ByDavid Miers

chapter 7|19 pages

Legal protection and assistance for victims of human trafficking in the United States

A harm reduction approach
ByXin Ren

part II|103 pages

Transitional justice

chapter 8|22 pages

Victims, transitional justice and social reconstruction

Who is setting the agenda?
ByHarvey M. Weinstein

chapter 9|27 pages

Integral justice for victims

ByRama Mani

chapter 10|18 pages

Repairing the impossible

Victimological approaches to international crimes
ByRianne Letschert, Stephan Parmentier

chapter 11|19 pages

Transitional justice and the victims

A special focus on the case of Chile
ByJosÉ Zalaquett

chapter 12|16 pages

The Transitional Justice Imaginary

Uncle San, Aunty Yan and victim participation at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
ByAlexander Laban Hinton

part III|132 pages

Trauma, resilience and justice

chapter 13|12 pages

Perceived control over traumatic events

Is it always adaptive?
ByPatricia Frazier

chapter 14|23 pages

Procedural justice for victims of crime

Are victim impact statements and victim–offender mediation rising to the challenge?
ByTinneke Van Camp, Vicky De Mesmaecker

chapter 15|22 pages

Delivering justice to child victims of crime

Navigating the support and criminal justice systems
ByIlse Vande Walle

chapter 17|23 pages

Victims of corruption

A conceptual framework
ByQingli Meng, Paul C. Friday

chapter 18|18 pages

Reconceptualizing sexualvictimization and justice

ByKathleen Daly