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Crime Victims as “Consumers” of Justice

| November 2, 2010

This policy paper, published earlier this year, makes a unique proposal: why not think of crime victims as “consumers” of the criminal justice system?  Too often, the criminal justice system focuses so intensely on the punishment to be meted out the defendant and on the retribution sought by the state that it seems to ignore the interest of the individual crime victim.  This paper provides a framework for bringing the victim’s concerns back to the forefront.


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