Victims of crime have been neglected in the context of criminal justice proceedings throughout the world until the past few decades. The priority of criminal justice since the beginning had been to prosecute and punish the accused for the crimes committed by him. It is after World War II that the plight of victims subjected to violence and sexual abuse came to notice. Maintenance of law and order, peace and order, and security of the state are a few of the main functions of the state, but the focus of law and policy always cannot only be the perpetrators of the crime. The victims of crime may suffer from loss of life; go through physical pain, mental harassment, humiliation, torture, constraints on their liberty and dignity, loss of property, etc. The most common penalties imposed under the Indian Penal Code and various special and local laws apart from the death penalty have been imprisonment and fine. The purpose of inflicting these penalties apart from reformation has been to penalise, prevent and deter the offenders from indulging in criminal activities.
The victims of crimes have to go through the pain and agony for the injuries, losses and harms caused to them. Recognising the importance of setting minimum standards in the delivery of justice to the victims of crime, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power in 1985. Efforts have been made by the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Europe, and various Asian countries to respect the rights of the Victim. Apex Court in case of Chairman Railway Board versus Chandrima Das (2000 (2) SCC 465) keeping in mind the plight of a victim of crime made an order for the paying compensation to the victims of rape. Criminal statistics in India report high incidents of rape, bride burning, acid attacks, human trafficking, etc.
1. Victims of Crime and Reparative and Rehabilitative Justice Historical Perspective
2. Victims of Crime Reparative and Rehabilitative Justice International Trends
3. Impact of Crime on Victims and Rehabilitative Challenges
4. Legislative and Judicial Initiatives for Restorative Justice to Victims of Crime
5. Adequacy of Victim Compensation, Awards and Benefits
6. Emergency/Interim Awards to Victims of Crime
7. Procedural Impediments in availing Victim Compensation Schemes
8. Victim Service Institutions: Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisation
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