The Victim in criminal law and justice

Tyrone Kirchengast

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Utilizing Foucault's genealogical method, this book traces the history and development of the victim from feudal law, arguing that the historical power of the victim to police, prosecute and punish offenders significantly informed the development of the modern criminal law and justice system. Leading to the repositioning of the victim in the twenty-first century, this book advocates the victim as an agent of change, presenting a new perspective for the relevance of the victim in today's justice system.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)140398610X
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • victims of crime--Great Britain
  • prosecution--Great Britain
  • criminal justice--administration of--Great Britain
  • prosecution--England--history


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