Well-informed? Well represented? Well nigh powerless? Victims and prosecutorial decision-making

Marianne Wade, Christopher Lewis, Bruno Aubusson de Cavarlay

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This article provides a brief overview of the ways in which prosecutors must engage with victims in the course of their work in criminal proceedings and what formal roles victims can assume in criminal proceedings. Besides exploring what rights victims have per se in criminal proceedings, analysis is provided as to what it means to be an additional prosecutor or a private prosecutor in several European criminal justice systems. A brief analysis of the effects these rights and the use of prosecutorial discretion has on victims is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249 - 261
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


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