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The Resource Victims in the war on crime : the use and abuse of victims' rights, Markus Dirk Dubber

Victims in the war on crime : the use and abuse of victims' rights, Markus Dirk Dubber

Label
Victims in the war on crime : the use and abuse of victims' rights
Title
Victims in the war on crime
Title remainder
the use and abuse of victims' rights
Statement of responsibility
Markus Dirk Dubber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Two phenomena have shaped American criminal law for the past thirty years: the war on crime and the victims' rights movement. As incapacitation has replaced rehabilitation as the dominant ideology of punishment, reflecting a shift from an identification with defendants to an identification with victims, the war on crime has victimized offenders and victims alike. What we need instead, Dubber argues, is a system which adequately recognizes both victims and defendants as persons. Victims in the War on Crime is the first book to provide a critical analysis of the role of victims in the criminal justice system as a whole. It also breaks new ground in focusing not only on the victims of crime, but also on those of the war on victimless crime. After first offering an original critique of the American penal system in the age of the crime war, Dubber undertakes an incisive comparative reading of American criminal law and the law of crime victim compensation, culminating in a wide-ranging revision that takes victims seriously, and offenders as well. Dubber here salvages the project of vindicating victims' rights for its own sake, rather than as a weapon in the war against criminals. Uncovering the legitimate core of the victims' rights movement from underneath existing layers of bellicose rhetoric, he demonstrates how victims' rights can help us build a system of American criminal justice after the frenzy of the war on crime has died down
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Dubber, Markus Dirk
Dewey number
362.88/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6250.3.U5
LC item number
D82 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
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  • Victims of crimes
  • Victims of crimes
  • Crime
  • Crimes without victims
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
Label
Victims in the war on crime : the use and abuse of victims' rights, Markus Dirk Dubber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The War on Victimless Crime -- 1. Waging the War on Crime -- 2. Policing Possession -- 3. State Nuisance Control -- II. Vindicating Victims' Rights -- 4. The Legitimate Core of Victims' Rights -- 5. Vindicating Victims -- 6. The Law of Victim -- and Offenderhood
Control code
49248505
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780814719282
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Victims in the war on crime : the use and abuse of victims' rights, Markus Dirk Dubber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The War on Victimless Crime -- 1. Waging the War on Crime -- 2. Policing Possession -- 3. State Nuisance Control -- II. Vindicating Victims' Rights -- 4. The Legitimate Core of Victims' Rights -- 5. Vindicating Victims -- 6. The Law of Victim -- and Offenderhood
Control code
49248505
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780814719282
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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