Justice for All: Putting Victims at the Heart of Criminal Justice?

18 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2003

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John D. Jackson

University of Nottingham - School of Law

Abstract

This article considers the claim in the government's White Paper, to put victims and witnesses at the heart of the criminal justice system and argues that there is an unresolved tension within the paper between instrumentalist crime control concerns and intrinsic concerns for the rights of victims and witnesses. It is argued that many of the proposals now contained in the latest Criminal Justice Bill are so preoccupied with rebalancing the system away from offenders that they risk doing injustice to defendants with little tangible benefit to victims and witnesses in terms of rights and remedies.

Suggested Citation

Jackson, John D., Justice for All: Putting Victims at the Heart of Criminal Justice?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=411162

John D. Jackson (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham - School of Law ( email )

Law and Social Science Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 1BB
United Kingdom

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