Drawing on the experiences of practitioners from a range of backgrounds, Good Practice in Working with Victims of Violence is a comprehensive study of real or threatened physical violence and its consequences. The book balances this professional expertise with personal accounts of children and adults who have been subjected to violence.
Dr Brian Williams lays bare the assumptions about victims and offenders that currently restrict efficient policy-making. He evaluates proposed solutions, including restorative justice and informal community justice, and draws on evidence and experiences from the UK and around the world to investigate which measures have proved effective.
Policies, Politics and Practice
There are an increasing number of organisations dedicated to supporting victims, campaigning for improvements in their situation. Based on the author's experience in working with both victims and offenders, Working with Victims of Crime provides an objective analysis of developments in victim support and their impact on both policy and practice.
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