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Victims of crime in 22 european criminal justice systems


The Implementation of Recommendation (85) 11 of the Council of Europe on the Position of the Victim in the Framework of Criminal Law and Procedure
Hoegen, E. ; Brienen, M.
Pages: 1208 pages
Shipping Weight: 2300 gram
Published: 07-2003
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (hardcover) : 9789058500045

Product Description

The implementation of Recommendation (85) 11 is examined in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, England and Wales, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (Zurich) and Turkey. Some of the jurisdictions, in contrast to others, are affluent, modern and economically powerful countries. Populations also vary from a mere 32,000 in Liechtenstein to 64,479,000 in Turkey. The legal systems include members of both the civil law, common law and Nordic legal families. These systems have developed in diverse legal traditions, and as a consequence there are significant differences in their approach to victims of crime within the framework of criminal law and procedure. From 1994 until the end of 1999 the two researchers have been studying the implementation of recommendation (85) 11 of the Council of Europe on the position of the victim in the framework of Criminal Law and Procedure.

For their research they had to travel thousands of miles and interview hundreds of people. Their efforts resulted in this book containing information never published before.

For their outstanding research and work the authors were awarded the ERASMUS Research Prize in 2000.