The Assignment of Rights to Victims in Court with Regards to Victimization and Trauma Processing Honoring Procedural Justice and Parallel Justice in the Criminal Hearing

4 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2013 Last revised: 28 Jul 2016

Date Written: December 4, 2013

Abstract

This article describes both the independence and the interrelatedness of the victim's process to get his life back on track after the trauma of a crime and the process of court administration. The author describes the process of trauma recovery using the Kübler-Ross Model and connects it with the principles of Procedural Justice and Parallel Justice. The author examines the establishment of sound boundaries between the two processes in order to prevent unwanted entanglement.

The article is an adaption of a weblog of the author, written in response to the intention expressed recently by the Dutch State Secretary for Safety and Justice, Mr. Fred Teeven, to assign by law a right to victims of crime to advise the court in criminal cases against the suspect.

Keywords: victim, trauma, criminal procedure, Procedural Justice, Parallel Justice, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, criminal law

JEL Classification: D63, D69, D74, D78, D79, I18

Suggested Citation

de Savornin Lohman, Alexander Frederik, The Assignment of Rights to Victims in Court with Regards to Victimization and Trauma Processing Honoring Procedural Justice and Parallel Justice in the Criminal Hearing (December 4, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2363684 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2363684

Alexander Frederik De Savornin Lohman (Contact Author)

Center for Sustainable Justice ( email )

Netherlands
+31.30.2333015 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sustainablejustice.org

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