Paul Rock: constructing victims' rights

The Home Office, New Labour, and victims

(Oxford University Press, 2004)

Paul Rock: Constructing victims' rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and victims

Constructing Victims' Rights is a detailed account, based on extensive observation, primary papers, and interviews. It follows the evolution of a set of government policies implemented by New Labour that culminated in 2003 in proposals for awarding near-rights to victims of crime.

Readership: scholars and advanced students of criminology, criminal justice, politics and government; criminal justice practitioners; and government policy officials.


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  1. Prelude: crime and victims at the turn of the century
  2. The Home Office at the turn of the century
  3. Committees
  4. The victim as consumer
  5. The victim and human rights
  6. The victim and compensation
  7. The victim and reparation
  8. The vulnerable or intimidated victim
  9. The victim and race
  10. Consummation
  11. Conclusion
  • Index

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