Cassell, P. G., & Garvin, M. (2020). Protecting crime victims in state constitutions: The example of the new Marsy’s Law for Florida. Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, 110(2), 99–139. Cassell and Garvin (2020) discuss the gaps in current supports for victims of crime. They present an example reform of Florida law that seeks to provide the needed supports that have traditionally been unaddressed by the system.
Deer, S., & Barefoot, A. (2019). The limits of the state: Feminist perspectives on carceral logic, restorative justice and sexual violence. Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, 28(3), 505–526. Deer and Barefoot (2019) present a review of the issues that female victims of the crime of sexual assault experience. They further provide a critique of diverse theoretical perspectives on how best to serve these victims.
Dreke, R. J., Johnson, L., & Landhuis, J. (2020). Challenges with and recommendations for intimate partner stalking policy and practice: A practitioner perspective. Journal of Family Violence, 35(7), 769–779. Dreke et al. (2020) discuss the common issues experienced by victims of the crime of intimate partner stalking. They also provide a review of criminal justice interventions intended to protect victims of these crimes. Finally, they identify gaps in these methods and recommendations for addressing challenges in addressing intimate partner stalking.
Reed, M. D., Dabney, D. A., Tapp, S. N., & Ishoy, G. A. (2020). Tense relationships between homicide co-victims and detectives in the wake of murder. Deviant Behavior, 41(5), 543–561. Reed et al. (2020) discuss their qualitative research in which they interviewed homicide detectives and co-victims of homicide regarding their experiences in solving cases. They present the divergent perspectives of these two invested parties and related recommendations to ensure a strong relationship between victims and law enforcement.
Sliva, S. M., Porter-Merrill, E. H., & Lee, P. (2019). Fulfilling the aspirations of restorative justice in the criminal system? The case of Colorado. Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, 28(3), 456–504. Sliva et al. (2019) discuss restorative justice, an alternative framework for addressing public safety and victim needs when crimes occur. They provide one case example in California to demonstrate how restorative justice shows promise in supporting victims of crime.
Hotaling, G. T., & Buzawa, E. S. (2003). Victim satisfaction with criminal justice case processing in a model court setting. Victim Satisfaction with Criminal Justice Case Processing in a Model Court Setting, 1- 46. Hotaling & Buzawa (2003) discuss victim’s perspectives of the criminal court process, identifying ways in which victims may experience “re-victimization.” This article is less recent, so it is recommended as an optional reading; however, it presents another important perspective on additional supports that victims may need.
National Center for Victims of Crime (n.d.). The National Center for Victims of Crime website provide resources for both victims of crimes as well as professionals working who work with victims of crime. This resource will be helpful for identifying additional supports for victims of crimes.