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Just Interests

Victims, Citizens and the Potential for Justice

Robyn Holder

Just Interests: Victims, Citizens and the Potential for Justice contributes to extended conversations about the idea of justice – who has it, who doesn’t and what it means in the everyday setting of criminal justice. It challenges the usual representation of people victimized by violence only as victims, and re-positions them as members of a political community. Departing from conventional approaches that see victims as a problem for law to contain, Robyn Holder draws on democratic principles of inclusion and deliberation to argue for the unique opportunity of criminal justice to enlist the capacity of citizens to rise to the demands of justice in their ordinary lives.
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5.1    Conceptual model of interrelationship of latent factors in justice judgments

6.1    Justice outcomes for victims: different objects of value, multiple goals and reasons

7.1    Victims’ percentage overall satisfaction with justice agencies at Time 1, Time 2 and Time 3 (N=19)

7.2    Victims’ assessment of police, prosecution and courts at Time 1 and Time 2 (N=26)

7.3    Integrated components to victims’ justice judgments