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Victim Support and Parents of Murdered Children

PAUL ROCK

in After Homicide

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267959
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683428 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.003.0006

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Victim Support and Parents of Murdered Children

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This chapter begins with a description of Victim Support, which became the prime voluntary organization serving victims in England and Wales by the late 1980s. Victim Support was the authoritative mouthpiece of the victim and an appreciable ‘Service Delivery’ organization, itself a new, albeit minor power in the criminal justice system, and it was taken by the mass media, politicians, and officials to be established, sound, informed, and reasonably non-partisan. Its reports are published with a very wide circulation and are supported by professional press campaigns. The chapter then discusses the dealings between Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) and Victim Support.

Keywords: support groups; voluntary organizations; Parents of Murdered Children; Victim Support

Chapter.  16087 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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