Victim protection in the United Kingdom: policies, practice and the law

Chris Lewis, Tom Ellis

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The chapter summarises the current legal and practical situation for victims of crime in the United Kingdom. It include procedures for compensation for victims where no o ender has been caught, arrangements for compensation orders and other reparation in criminal courts. It gives procedures for recovering damages in civil courts which are completely separate from the criminal courts. All important organisations for victims are described and recent legal and administrative changes are listed. A full range of web site references is given so that the reader can access these to obtain more up-to-date information than given in the paper itself. Arrangements for particular types of victims are covered: for example, victims of the 2005 London Bombings, victims of miscarriages of justice and juvenile victims Sources of the main statistics about victims are given and a selection of research on victims and victims confidence is described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal victim support study
EditorsZ. Wei
Place of PublicationChina
PublisherPeople's Court
ISBN (Print)9787802174405
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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