Victims’ wishes for compensation: the immaterial aspect

M. Malsch, Raphaela Carriere

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The Dutch legal system incorporates a number of procedures for claiming compensation for damages resulting from crime. A number of these procedures, however, pay minor attention to victims’ immaterial damages. This article discusses these procedures and the opportunities they provide for obtaining compensation of different types of damages. A relation is established with Procedural Justice Theory. It is argued that both procedure and outcome of a case are relevant for victims of crime. Greater attention should be paid to an inclusion of immaterial aspects in both procedure and outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-247
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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