Secondary Victimization of Crime Victims by Criminal Proceedings

  title={Secondary Victimization of Crime Victims by Criminal Proceedings},
  author={Ulrich R. Orth},
  journal={Social Justice Research},
  • U. Orth
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Law, Psychology
  • Social Justice Research
It is conceivable that criminal proceedings cause psychological harm to the crime victims involved, that is, cause secondary victimization. To investigate this hypothesis, negative and positive effects of criminal proceedings were investigated, as perceived by 137 victims of violent crimes who were involved in trials several years previously. Trial outcome and procedure variables were measured as potential causes of secondary victimization. Results show a high proportion of victims reporting… 

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