Rights for Victims of Crime: Rebalancing Justice

Rights for Victims of Crime starts with chapters on the extent and consequences of victimization as well as national and international standards. Its core chapters show how to better meet the needs of victims; It shows how to improve the law enforcement response. It calls for sustained, availability of services. It illustrates how to get restitution from the offender and the state; It calls for legal standing for victims in court. Its conclusions call for judicial protection of victim rights and protecting the investment of taxpayers in serving victims. Each chapter concludes with specific proposals for legislators.


“Rights for Victims of Crime: Rebalancing Justice focuses on the next steps forward for victims: comprehensive laws, permanent funding, and rights. … I encourage anyone who has been a victim of crime in any sense of the word … to read and embrace this book. It is a work that people must hold up to their legislators to demand that victims’ issues be urgently addressed through legislation that will change our national agendas. Only then will we see a proper balance of justice in our society.”

– Chief Justice Richard Barajas (ret.), Texas Court of Appeals, El Paso in the foreword

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A supplement with Canadian statistics, reports and recommendations is available as Chapter 7: Victimology, Victim Services, and Victim Rights in Canada in www.amazon.ca/Criminology-Canadian-Perspective-Rick-Linden/dp/0176562060/ref=dp_ob_title_bk


    • Fight crime by using science to prevent it
    • Stop homicides, rapes, muggings, burglaries and gang wars
    • Prioritize victims of crime by ensuring services and rights
    • Transform what police and judges do for victims
    • Convince legislators to protect taxpayers by spending smartly

    Irvin WallerIrvin Waller is a university professor, author and speaker. He won international awards for his role in getting the UN General Assembly to adopt the magna carta for crime victims. His recent books enable legislators and citizens to apply the science of what prevents crime and guarantees rights for victims. The interest by governments across the world in the books has led to many successes. The translation of the Less Law, More Order into four languages will multiply these successes. His compelling solutions make media headlines. His commitment to crime victim rights and the smart use of taxes frames his approach - and those of leading governments.

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