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dc.contributor.authorHolder, Robyn
dc.contributor.editorD. Wilson and S. Ross
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-03T00:17:57Z
dc.date.available2018-09-03T00:17:57Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn9781137383921en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/9781137383938_9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171466
dc.description.abstractAcross common law countries, victims of crime and victim advocates have made trenchant and sustained critique of criminal justice systems. Running deep in the debate has been the claim that justice itself is absent. In response, legislators and administrators have initiated various reforms from services to 'rights' charters. In examining victims' experiences with and assessments of reforms, both policy makers and researchers have tended to rely on 'satisfaction' as a measure. While useful in a policy context, satisfaction may hide more than it reveals about the expectations and interests of people who are victims of crime. Instead, this chapter argues for closer engagement with ideas of injustice and justice. It does so through the narratives and survey responses of a group of men and women who became involved in the criminal justice system in a large regional city in Australia following an incident of violence against them. Interviews with people on three occasions identified a conception of justice that was a dynamic integration comprising substantive and procedural elements. Moreover, this conception drew on core values associated with the public role of the criminal justice system, especially those of fairness, equality and respect. Conceiving of victims as clients or consumers of justice 'services' through the lens of satisfaction fails to recognize the normative power of justice as an inclusive ideal as well as its political potency in communal governance.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPalgraveen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleCrime, Victims and Policy: International contexts, local experiencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom184en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto213en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionfirsten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Legal Studies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode189999en_US
dc.titleSatisfied? Exploring victims’ justice judgementsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
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