n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Victim movements : from diversified needs to varying criminal justice agendas

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The position of victims of crime has markedly improved over the past 30 years and is associated with the establishment of a unified "victim movement", a social movement which strives to improve the position of victims of crime. It is, however, questionable whether the victim movement should be viewed as a unitary phenomenon, particularly in view of the significant differences in the tone and policies championed by organisations representing victims' interests in the United States and the United Kingdom. These dissimilarities are particularly striking considering the similarities in the development of the criminal justice systems in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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