• Victims in the criminal justice system - A study into the treatment of victims and its effects on their attitudes and behaviour

      Wemmers, J.-A. M. (WODC, 1996)
      The findings concerning how the introduction of new legislation and guidelines have effected the treatment of victims in the criminal justice system have been presented in a report by the Ministry of Justice in 1994. However, as it is a policy-based report, it does not address the deeper, theoretical issues underlying this study. In the following, the reactions of victims are considered in depth. the major question at the basis of this report is: How does the treatment of victims by the police and the public prosecution affect their attitudes towards criminal justice authorities and their law-abiding behaviour?