Working With Victims of Crime:
Policies, Politics and Practice
Working with Victims of Crime provides an analysis of developments in the field of victim support and their impact on both policy and practice. The book examines such topics as who are the victims of crime, what are their needs, and what rights do they and should they have?; how professional and voluntary service providers can help recovery; the role of the agencies involved in supporting victims; how the criminal justice system can improve its service to victims; why victim support has become an issue; and how the state has reacted to the growth of victim support organisations. Working with Victims of Crime will appeal to all with an interest in planning and providing direct services to victims, and training service providers, as well as specialists in social policy and criminology and students of social work, probation and related courses.