It Gets Worse Before it Gets Better: Victims' Duties to Resist Injustice
The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) Oct. 4, 2017
3 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 18, 2018
This short article is a review of Ashwini Vasanthakumar, Epistemic Privilege and Victims’ Duties to Resist their Oppression, J. Applied Phil. (forthcoming).
The criminal justice system has sought to promote victims’ rights, to provide the victims of crime meaningful opportunities to participate in the prosecution of cases. But in promoting victims’ rights, the criminal justice system sometimes loses track of victim’s duties. In seeking to shield victims from further physical or psychological harm from the criminal injuries visited upon them, we sometimes fail to press victims to step forward to resist those who would wrong them.
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