xix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781594609466 alkaline paper 1594609462 alkaline paper
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Therapeutic jurisprudence and victims of crime / Bruce J. Winick Victim welfare and participation reforms in the United States : a therapeutic jurisprudence perspective / Edna Erez, Peter R. Ibarra & Daniel M. Downs Accessory prosecution in Germany : legislation and implementation / Helmut Kury & Michael Kilchling Victims in the criminal justice system and therapeutic jurisprudence : a Canadian perspective / Jo-Anne Wemmers Victim legal clinics and legal system victim impact statements : addressing the therapeutic aspects of victim participation in justice / David B. Wexler Victims' rights : procedural and constitutional principles for victim participation in Germany / Susanne Walther Victims on the threshold of more participation in the Austrian criminal justice System : results of a victim survey in the context of an alteration of procedural law / Lyane Sautner & Helmut Hirtenlehner Restorative justice as therapeutic jurisprudence : the case of child victims / Tali Gal & Vered Shidlo-Hezroni Therapeutic jurisprudence, apartheid's victims, and the South African truth and reconciliation / Fran Buntman Victims' needs, well-being, and 'closure' : is revenge therapeutic? / Bas van Stokkom The controversial nature of victim participation : therapeutic benefits in victim impact statements / Antony Pemberton & Sandra Reynaers Empowerment through emotion : the use and abuse of victim impact evidence / Carolyn Hoyle.
K346 .T485 2011
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press,