Justice for Victims of Crime

Human Dignity as the Foundation of Criminal Justice in Europe

  • Albin Dearing

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 389-398

About this book


This book analyses the rights of crime victims within a human rights paradigm, and describes the inconsistencies resulting from attempts to introduce the procedural rights of victims within a criminal justice system that views crime as a matter between the state and the offender, and not as one involving the victim. To remedy this problem, the book calls for abandoning the concept of crime as an infringement of a state’s criminal laws and instead reinterpreting it as a violation of human rights. The state’s right to punish the offender would then be replaced by the rights of victims to see those responsible for violating their human rights convicted and punished and by the rights of offenders to be treated as accountable agents. 


European Union Human rights crime criminal justice victim

Authors and affiliations

  • Albin Dearing
    • 1
  1. 1.Freedom and Justice DepartmentEuropean Union Agency for Fundamental RightsViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45046-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45048-3
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