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Listening to Victims of Crime: Victimisation episodes and the criminal justice system in Scotland: An examination of white and ethnic minority crime victim experience

Citation

MacLeod M, Prescott RGW & Carson L (1996) Listening to Victims of Crime: Victimisation episodes and the criminal justice system in Scotland: An examination of white and ethnic minority crime victim experience. Crime and Criminal Justice Research Findings, 13. Edinburgh: The Scottish Office. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/1998/12/ad4f64b4-8262-46b3-9f47-db4ada83298d

Abstract
Extensive interviews were conducted with 255 victims of crimes reported to the police during 1991/1992 from the cities of Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. The sample included 35 ethnic minority victims. One of the principal aims of the study was to gain a better appreciation of how criminal episodes affect the health, well-being, and behaviour of victims; and the extent to which victims' attitudes towards crime and the criminal justice system are affected by their experiences. In doing so, this study provides a valuable perspective on the experiences of victims of crime in Scotland. The sample covered a wide range of crime types and outcomes but juvenile victims and victims of sexually motivated crimes were excluded.

StatusPublished
Title of seriesCrime and Criminal Justice Research Findings
Number in series13
Publication date31/12/1996
PublisherThe Scottish Office
Publisher URLhttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/…f47-db4ada83298d
Place of publicationEdinburgh
ISBN0-7480-5489-8