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I, Victim

Category: Shared visions

A black and white photo of a girl on the left with a victim label, a man on the right holding a mirror showing her reflection with lots of different labels

Whilst the term ‘victim’, and their rights, is believed to be formally understood in public policy and written law, in reality, a victim may be confused by the many labels reflected back at them by our criminal justice system. Our research explores how prosecutors consider the victim at key moments of their decision-making during a criminal case, seeking to clarify our understanding of the victim as a legal concept within Scots criminal law.

Entrant: Scot Dignan , Law School - PhD

Copyright: Scot Dignan

Funding: University Research Excellence Award (REA) Studentship

Collaborators: Courtney Dignan


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