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Introduction

Tali Gal

in Child Victims and Restorative Justice

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199744718
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897476 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744718.003.0001

Series: Interpersonal Violence

Introduction

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This chapter begins with some data on the prevalence and scope of childhood victimization, revealing the gap between its occurrence and the lack of adequate redress for child victims by Western adversarial criminal justice systems. It then presents restorative justice as an alternative response to crimes against children and its potential in addressing the human rights and needs of victimized children. The chapter concludes by presenting the objectives and outline of the book.

Keywords: restorative justice; child victims; children's rights; criminal justice; childhood victimization; introduction; domestic violence; child abuse

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