This book employs principles of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) to examine how various countries approach victim participation in criminal justice proceedings. It collects papers from a conference in Onati, Spain, that was supported by a grant from the Transcoop Programme of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation to study the potential impact of TJ approaches on victims. The Onati conference broke important ground by addressing victim welfare and well-being during and after participation in criminal justice proceedings and brought scholars from different disciples and nations together to share their ideas. The resulting collection brings these ideas to a wider audience in the fields of law, legal studies, sociology, psychology and criminology/victimology. The contributors are recognized researchers in their home countries and the collection provides yet another critical and empirical research contribution from a TJ perspective.
"Legal professionals lobbying for victim participation would like this book. . . . Achieve[s] the goal of presenting victims of crime as a topic for further research." — International Criminal Justice Review
"Researchers of law, criminology, victimology and related subjects, law students, practitioners, judges, victims and those interested in aiding victims with their professional expertise must read this book to understand the core value of therapeutic jurisprudence. Considering the price, the quality of the editorial work, the expertise, I believe that this book should not only be a "must possession" for individuals mentioned above, but it will also be the most sought after one for all academics as well law libraries, court libraries, police libraries." — International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences
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