Adversarial Justice and Victims' Rights: Reconceptualising the Role of Sexual Assault Victims - Victims, Culture and Society (Hardback)
  • Adversarial Justice and Victims' Rights: Reconceptualising the Role of Sexual Assault Victims - Victims, Culture and Society (Hardback)
zoom

Adversarial Justice and Victims' Rights: Reconceptualising the Role of Sexual Assault Victims - Victims, Culture and Society (Hardback)

(author)
£120.00
Hardback 210 Pages / Published: 14/05/2020
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Adversarial Justice and Victims' Rights explores the extent to which reforms that offer victims enhanced rights to information and participation across England and Wales, Ireland and South Australia can address sexual assault victims' procedural and substantive justice concerns.

The rights, status and treatment of sexual assault victims has emerged as a significant 21st-century concern, occupying the forefront of legal commentary on international policy agendas. Informed by the voices of 26 high-level criminal justice professionals, legal stakeholders and victim support workers, and a quantitative dataset, this book considers whether legal representation can address some of the problems of the prosecution process for sexual assault victims in Victoria and, indeed, in other adversarial jurisdictions that employ similar legislative frameworks. While acknowledging the value of victim-focused reforms, the book contends that cultural changes to the ways in which sexual assault victims are perceived and treated are necessary in order to improve victims' experiences of the legal process. Reconceptualising the role of sexual assault victims from 'witnesses' to 'participants' will also increase the likelihood that victims' rights and interests will be considered alongside those of the state and the accused. Situating its findings within broader debates about the role, rights and treatment of sexual assault victims in adversarial justice systems, the book outlines prospects for the transfer of policy and practice between jurisdictions.

Adversarial Justice and Victims' Rights will be of great interest to academic and policy stakeholders engaged in criminology, law and socio-legal studies, as well as students researching sexual violence and victims' access to justice.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780367204181
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Murder: The Biography
Added to basket
Fake Law
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Land
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
The Telegraph Tax Guide 2021
Added to basket
The Book of Trespass
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Law in a Time of Crisis
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Book of Trespass
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Trans
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Burnout Survival Kit
Added to basket
The Ten Types of Human
Added to basket
Life in the UK Test: Study Guide 2021
Added to basket
The Governor
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Court Number One
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.