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Evaluation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Federal Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Feminist Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
feminists@law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fiat Justisia     Open Access  
First Amendment Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Florida Bar News     Free  
Fordham Environmental Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Fordham Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Forensic Science International : Mind and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frónesis     Open Access  
Geoforum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
George Washington Law Review     Free   (Followers: 7)
Georgia State University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
German Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Energy Law and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal  
Global Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Global Labour Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Golden Gate University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Graduate Law Journal     Open Access  
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Griffith Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
GRUR International     Full-text available via subscription  
GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hakam : Jurnal Kajian Hukum Islam dan Hukum Ekonomi Islam     Open Access  
Haramaya Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Environmental Law Review     Free   (Followers: 13)
Harvard Human Rights Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy     Free   (Followers: 34)
Harvard Journal of Law and Gender     Free   (Followers: 24)
Harvard Law Review     Free   (Followers: 95)
Hasanuddin Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hastings Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 8)
Health Matrix : The Journal of Law-Medicine     Open Access  
Helsinki Law Review     Open Access  
High Court Quarterly Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hofstra Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Horyzonty Polityki     Open Access  
Houston Law Review     Free   (Followers: 4)
Hukum Islam     Open Access  
IALS Student Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IDÉIAS : Revista dos estudantes da Faculdade de Direito do Recife (UFPE)     Open Access  
IDP. Revista de Internet, Derecho y Politica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ihering : Cuadernos de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Law Review     Hybrid Journal  
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Indiana Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indigenous Law Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indonesia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal of Law and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Legal and Forensic Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Information & Communications Technology Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
InSURgência : revista de direitos e movimentos sociais     Open Access  
Inter: Revista de Direito Internacional e Direitos Humanos da UFRJ     Open Access  
Intergenerational Justice Review     Open Access  
International and Comparative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Cybersecurity Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Free and Open Source Software Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Children's Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Clinical Legal Education     Open Access  
International Journal of Culture and Modernity     Open Access  
International Journal of Disclosure and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Healthcare Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Language & Law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Law and Politics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Law Reconstruction     Open Access  
International Journal of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
International Journal of Legal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Public Legal Education     Open Access  
International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Rural Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Speech Language and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of the Legal Profession     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Law Research     Open Access  
International Peacekeeping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 255)
International Sports Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
IP Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Isonomía. Revista de Teoría y Filosofía del Derecho     Open Access  
Italian Review of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Iter Ad Veritatem     Open Access  
Iuris Dictio     Open Access  
Iuris Tantum Revista Boliviana de Derecho     Open Access  
Ius Canonicum     Full-text available via subscription  
Ius et Praxis     Open Access  
IUS ET SCIENTIA     Open Access  
IUSTA : Derecho, investigación, conflicto, prácticas jurídicas     Open Access  
James Cook University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JILS (Journal of Indonesian Legal Studies)     Open Access  
Jindal Global Law Review     Hybrid Journal  
John Marshall Law Review     Full-text available via subscription  
John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law     Free   (Followers: 8)
Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Law and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Banking Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Business & Technology Law     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dinamika Hukum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Empirical Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of European Consumer and Market Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice     Open Access  
Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of International Peacekeeping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 220)
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Law and Courts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Law and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Law and Legal Reform     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Law and Regulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Law and Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Law and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Law and the Biosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Law, Religion and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Legal Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Legal Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Legal Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Legal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Journal of Legal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Legal Studies Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Media Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of National Security Law & Policy     Free   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Nursing Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Penal Law & Criminology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Perpetrator Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Planning Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Journal of Politics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Property Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Psychiatry & Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Supreme Court History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of World Energy Law & Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Judicial Officers Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Judicial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Juridica International     Open Access  
Jurídicas CUC     Open Access  
Jurisdictie Jurnal Hukum dan Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Jurist-Diction     Open Access  
Jurnal Akta     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Mulia Hukum     Open Access  
Jurnal Cakrawala Hukum     Open Access  
Jurnal Cita Hukum     Open Access  
Jurnal Daulat Hukum     Open Access  
Jurnal Hukum & Pembangunan     Open Access  
Jurnal Hukum dan Pembangunan Ekonomi     Open Access  
Jurnal Hukum dan Peradilan     Open Access  
Jurnal Hukum Magnum Opus     Open Access  
Jurnal hukum Prasada     Open Access  
Jurnal Hukum Respublica     Open Access  
Jurnal Idea Hukum     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Pancasila dan Kewarganegaraan     Open Access  
Jurnal Jurisprudence     Open Access  
Jurnal Justisia : Jurnal Ilmu Hukum, Perundang-undangan dan Pranata Sosial     Open Access  
Jurnal Magister Hukum Udayana (Udayana Master Law Journal)     Open Access  
Jurnal Mimbar Hukum Fakultas Hukum Universitas Gadjah Mada     Open Access  
Jurnal Notariil     Open Access  
Jurnal Pembaharuan Hukum     Open Access  
Jurnal Repertorium     Open Access  
Jurnal Suara Keadilan     Open Access  
Jus Cogens : A Critical Journal of Philosophy of Law and Politics     Hybrid Journal  
Jussens Venner     Full-text available via subscription  
Justiça do Direito     Open Access  
Justice Research and Policy     Full-text available via subscription  
Justicia     Open Access  
Justicia Juris     Open Access  
Justitia et Pax     Open Access  
Kanun : Jurnal Ilmu Hukum     Open Access  
Kent Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kertha Patrika     Open Access  

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Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
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ISSN (Print) 2516-6069 - ISSN (Online) 2516-6077
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  • Unresolved Cases of Homicide: A Solvability Comparison of Two Time-Based
           Definitions by Victim, Event and Investigating Agency Characteristics

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      Authors: David Rogers, N. Prabha Unnithan
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      We review the literature on the general solvability of homicides to learn if characteristics pertaining to the victim, the event and the investigating agency may help predict which unresolved or ‘cold’ cases are likely to be ultimately resolved. We utilize two definitions of when a case becomes ‘cold,’ the conventional or Traditional (unresolved after a year) and the Alternate (unresolved after 30 days). We use binomial logistic regression (BLR) to analyse data collected from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and the Law Enforcement Management System. Several factors (e.g., child victim, location of residence of victim, location where body was found, region of agency, type of investigating agency, agency salary level and educational requirements) are suggestive and need to be examined further.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2022-05-13T05:18:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069221093100
       
  • A Postcolonial Reflection on the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi and
           Statement of Solidarity with Its Survivors

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      Authors: Noam Schimmel
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2022-03-14T12:23:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069221084855
       
  • Witness Protection: An Imperative for Criminal Justice

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      Authors: Daniyal Qureshi
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      India is one of the few democracies in the world that does not have a witness protection law in spite of such high crimes rates. The incompetence of the bureaucratic setup of democracy condemned the criminal justice system to being reduced to a mere namesake. This article attempts to provide an understanding of the condition of a witness in the criminal justice system. Without any witness protection laws, the courts have suffered from having to afford security and protection to the citizens that present themselves to testify before the court. Witnesses turn hostile in such a large number of cases and are exposed to threats and manipulation in the course of any criminal proceedings. The legislative efforts in the past have largely failed to provide any solution to this problem.While it is undoubtedly contented that witness protection is non-dispensable for a fair trial, this article explores the avenue of whether witness protection could be a judicial function. While most jurisdictions across the world run witness protection programmes through the executive, these programmes are wildly transparent and directly answerable to the government. However, in India, given the vast population of the land and the already available infrastructure of the courts and the concerns regarding a full-fledged witness protection programme expressed by various sources from the government over time, it takes considerable deliberation to vest power in the judiciary for an efficient criminal justice system.Nonetheless, at present, the 2018 scheme of witness protection is the only legislative entity available to the criminal justice system which is inexecutable and offers little relief to the problems.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2022-02-14T02:16:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211069698
       
  • Rape or ‘NOT’ Rape: Analysis of (Six) Case Studies and
           Narrative of Victims

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      Authors: Vibha Hetu
      Pages: 237 - 261
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Volume 3, Issue 2, Page 237-261, October 2020.
      The article has focused on six case studies. It analysed different scenarios in known offender rape cases, how the situation unfolded and led to serious consequences. The criminal justice system reacted to polarizing the offenders and victims, and thereby, creating greater dissension. The parents were deeply hurt by their daughters’ decision to form a relationship with a boy without informing them thus showing distrust in them. The fear of being ostracized by society and their norms persuaded them to take strict action against the boy in order to protect their honour. To reclaim their honour, they even got their daughter married to the rapist in one such case. Whether the daughter agreed or not is out of the question. Are these matters of being unfaithful to parents and/or hurt caused by their secret association with their boyfriend, or just a ‘false’ honour to be protected by subduing their daughter and also using the law to fulfil their ulterior motives; are questions to be delved into finding a solution to such common phenomenon.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-06-10T08:01:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2516606921994033
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • ‘Lucky Boy!’; Public Perceptions of Child Sexual Offending
           Committed by Women

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      Authors: Paula Bradbury, Elena Martellozzo
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      This exploratory study addresses the existing gaps on the public perceptions of child sexual offending committed by women. Using thematic analysis, the study extracted, coded and analysed the comments (N = 1,651) made by the general public to nine Daily Mail online newspaper articles published from 2018 to 2019, reporting the sentencing decisions of female sex offenders, who have been charged and found guilty with the offence of sexual activity with a child. From those comments, 170 coded themes were identified, and this amounted to 3,394 coded incidences. Unlike previous research, this study cross-examines public responses to different typologies of offending behaviour; teachers, mothers, same sex offenders, co-offenders and finally those who offended for financial gain. The impact of these typologies was analysed through key descriptive case variables, which were quantitively evaluated against the prominent themes that emerged. It found that while people demand equal sentencing decisions between male and female child sex offenders, this is limited by public perception when the abuser is an attractive female and, as a result, perceived as less harmful to the child, who is not seen no longer as a victim but as a ‘Lucky Boy’. Such preconceptions fuel shame, social stigma and stereotyping towards sexual exposure and prevents victims to disclose their abuse and achieve closure and justice.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-12-05T06:05:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211060091
       
  • Status of Crime Victims in Bangladesh

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      Authors: Mohammad Omar Faruk, Sanjeev P. Sahni, Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      Though a few provisions for the victim of crimes were indirectly recognized since the nineteenth century, from 2000 onwards, legal entitlements for crime victims are realized in Bangladesh with a specific focus on women and children. So far, few analyses are found to be performed mainly by the legal experts, emphasizing legal rights and remedies with recommendations for legal reform. However, studies on the status of victims’ rights seem to be incomplete without considering administrative as well as social reality—dominated by colonial legacy and traditional practices—beyond the written clauses in the law books. This study is one of the pioneering attempts in Bangladesh to understand the status of crime victims against the backdrop of recent legal changes and to examine the argument whether the legal provisions itself are enough in providing victims with intended benefits without simultaneous social and administrative changes. Within the theoretical framework of balancing victim’s rights and informal social control (victim blaming), this qualitative study (through content analysis) reviewed all criminal laws and research findings related to victim’s rights within a socio-legal approach in terms of victim’s access, participation, protection, services and compensation. Along with the rights legally granted to victims, available research findings were interpreted in connection to those particular rights. It is found that there are unsupportive social milieu, administrative subculture and political practices, where victims of crime are strongly restrained from enjoying their rights. Particularly, the status of crime victims is found to be undermined in the face of corruption, low public confidence on enforcing agencies, gross withdrawal or discharge of criminal cases on political grounds, limited geographical coverage of victim support services and shelter homes, lengthy process for compensation and unavailability of rules or guidelines to enforce the rights.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-11-25T10:12:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211057213
       
  • The Expressive Function of #VictimsLaw: Developing a Substantive and
           Enforceable Framework of Rights and Remedies in Response to Local Need and
           the Emerging forms of Victimization

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      Authors: Tyrone Kirchengast
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      All too often, the law fails victims because it is placatory and unenforceable. The law fails to provide real support and redress when victims need it. Recent international attention has moved to consider the benefits of a victims’ law, one that provides for recognition, dignity and respect for victims by enhancing victim agency through a type of justice which is both substantive and enforceable. It aims to provide higher levels of transparency and accountability of public officials, including the police, prosecution and courts. Such a law builds upon previous attempts at enforceable rights by ascribing a more comprehensive human rights framework compatible with the fair trial process, by granting victims the right to be informed, present and heard within the investigative and trial process more broadly. This article will consider the feasibility of a victims’ law by examining what it offers the recently addressed or emerging forms of victimization. Three examples trending on the #victimslaw hashtag are selected for analysis—domestic and gendered violence; modern slavery and servitude; and coercive control, cyber-abuse and harm. The extent to which a victims’ law provides a meaningful way of ratifying international standards and norms against domestic law and policy is assessed against the needs of those most vulnerable victims of abuse and neglect.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-11-08T06:18:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211054603
       
  • Personal Reflections on Shared Identity and Contemporary Relationships of
           Mutual Support and Intersectional Solidarity of Rwandan Tutsi and Jewish
           Human Rights Advocates

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      Authors: Noam Schimmel
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      This article is a qualitative case study of the relationships being formed between Jews and Rwandan Tutsis and the ways in which six individuals, four Tutsis and two Jews involved in advocating for the human rights and welfare of Rwandan genocide survivors articulate their understanding of the bonds between the two communities, their shared experiences, and how their history of having survived persecution and genocide brings them together. Through their testimonies, it examines similarities and differences between the Jewish and Tutsi experiences of vulnerability and persecution, ways in which Tutsis and Jews work in partnership to advance human rights and, in particular, the rights of Rwandan genocide survivors, and how their narratives of identity have evolved in interaction with one another and continue to develop. It discusses the particular projects and advocacy efforts in which both groups have engaged to advance the human rights of Rwandan genocide survivors and how through these efforts Jews and Rwandan Tutsis give expression to a shared understanding of and commitment to human rights.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-09-30T05:13:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211031144
       
  • Environmental Crimes: Effect of COVID-19 on Non-human Victims

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      Authors: Yashprada Joglekar
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      The article aims at finding out the impact of COVID-19 on forest and wildlife crimes, as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 stalled our daily activities in the most unexpected manner. Studies have shown that the origin of any influenza virus is typically from animals.2 Thus, a direct nexus can be established between wildlife trade (primarily which is illegal) and the spread of coronavirus. United Nations Environmental Programme of 2016 identified issues of upcoming zoonotic diseases while discussing their emergence and re-emergence and its link with the ecosystem. In this article, an attempt is made to understand the framework and stance of International Criminal Court in regard to the environmental crimes. Further this article mentions the role International Criminal Court can play if the office of prosecutor were to try and prosecute the cases of environmental crimes.Further, Sustainable Development Goals 13, 14 and 153 play an important role in this secondary study. Since these goals have presented us with the opportunity to interlink goals with one another and thus discuss the need of protecting and conserving non-human victims of environmental harms along with human victims. Study of reports from international and national organizations, law journals, case laws, news reports, books, commentaries, etc., are used and finally the conclusive remark is based on the interpretation of this primary data. This article solely proposes to analyse and identify the challenges faced by non-human victims mainly forest and wildlife during the course of pandemic outbreak.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-09-21T10:19:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211031140
       
  • Sexual Violence at Music Festivals and the ‘Theory of Silence’:
           Unravelling the ‘Hideous’ Sexual Assault Problem in Nigerian Open-air
           Musical Events

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      Authors: Richard A. Aborisade
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      This study confronts the prevailing culture of silence that trails sexual victimization in Nigeria to explore the scale of the problem of sexual violence at open-air music festivals. In-depth interviews involving 47 female attendees of musical concerts, who had experienced different forms of sexual violence, were conducted. Findings revealed high severity of sexual assault, low reportage, and strong influence of rape myth acceptance. Refusal to report sexual victimization is informed by the fear of isolation, stigmatization, self-blame and low confidence in the police. Cultural-shift that will change negative social perception towards rape survivors and women attending music festivals is suggested.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-08-08T04:18:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211031136
       
  • Maryland’s Underage Sexting Case: Punishing Revenge Porn Victims':
           Case Analysis of In Re: S.K., 215 A.3d 300 (Md. 2019)

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      Authors: Jaideep Singh Lalli
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      In 2019, the US State of Maryland’s highest court upheld the conviction of a 16-year-old minor for distributing her own ‘child pornography’ when she privately sent a clip of her performing a (completely legal) sexual act to a social media group of which only she and her two best friends were members. Considering that the child porn statute was never meant to prosecute legal and consensual sexting, this criminalization appears to be contra legem in light of the fact that the Court would not have regarded it as an offence if the girl was two years older (which does not make any difference to the legality of the sexual act since the age of sexual consent in Maryland is 16). The Court’s penalization of this act of sexting seems inappositely puritanical especially when it is noted that the convict was a victim of ‘revenge porn’ since one of the two friends leaked the clip in her school in an apparent act of revenge after their friendship ended. This paper analyses both the majority and dissenting opinions of this 2019 judgment to come to the conclusion that the majority ignores the true purport of the US Supreme Court decisions and wrongly invokes the doctrines for interpreting legislative intent to buttress its stance. As Maryland has criminalized acts of ‘revenge porn’, this article’s focus extends to examining how the Court’s failure of factoring in the effect of Maryland’s ‘revenge porn’ statute in discerning the legislative intent of the ‘child porn’ statute has produced an aberration of a statutory interpretation.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-08-06T05:51:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211033212
       
  • Happiness and Criminal Victimization: A Study of Relationship and
           Restoration

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      Authors: G. S. Bajpai, Preetika Sharma
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      Even well-developed nations with the highest economic growth rates have failed to bring happiness amongst their citizens. Consequently, recent studies have shifted their focus from economic variables, such as Human Development Index (HDI), gross development product (GDP) per capita, etc., to happiness as an indicator of growth, development and social progress. Amidst others, criminal victimization is one of the important indicators of happiness. The present article intends to study the relationship between happiness using the happiness measurement index and criminal victimization using the crime statistics of selected nations. It consists of a descriptive statistical analysis of six nations selected based on their happiness score, including two nations each with a high, average and low happiness measurement index. The results show that people living in nations with high crime rates were less happy and satisfied than individuals living in nations with comparatively lower crime rates. However, the article could not conclusively establish the relation between the happiness level and the nature of crime.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-07-03T04:24:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/25166069211013588
       
  • Introducing Victim Impact Statement in India: Reconceptualizing Victim
           Status

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      Authors: Devansh Dubey, Payas Jain
      First page: 147
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      The right to fair trial is inherent in the concept of due process of law, which now forms part of Article 21 of Indian Constitution after the Maneka Gandhi judgement. Pertinently attached with the same comes the responsibility of the criminal system to treat victims with increased awareness and sensitivity. However, the established convention shows that in planning and developing administration of criminal justice, proper attention is not given to the victims of crime in achieving goals of criminal justice; the major cause of it being that a victim is heard only as a witness not as a victim. A credible response to the said issue has emerged in the form of victim impact statement (VIS) in the modern legal system across the world. With that being said, the researchers through this article try to deduce the need for incorporating a VIS in India through the various jurisprudential understandings of what it means to be a victim, including the gap between the subjective experience of the sufferer and the interpretation of the same by others, and what restorative justice would mean to heal a victim. Establishing upon the same premise of victim status, the researchers try to suggest that the introduction of VIS, with the primary purpose of it being a therapeutic tool and not an instrument of changing the course of justice, will serve to make us reconsider our contours of a ‘victim’.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-03-26T06:26:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2516606921991757
       
  • Emerging Narratives in the Wake of Homicide: Victim, Survivor and
           Transcender

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      Authors: Kristen Lee Discola
      First page: 202
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      This work draws upon participant observation of 96 victim-centred events, 36 intensive interviews with individuals who had lost loved ones to homicide (co-victims), and content analysis of a variety of written narratives. Using a symbolic interactionist framework, it presents three narrative types that were found to emerge in the wake of violent loss. Termed ‘victim’, ‘survivor’, and ‘transcender’ narratives, this paper demonstrates how each narrative type is distinct in terms of focus, tone and purpose. In doing so, it offers insight into the aftermath of crime as it relates to the victim experience.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-01-13T08:07:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2516606920972044
       
  • Road-mapping the Contradictions Around Premenstrual Syndrome: A
           Medico-legal Quandary

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      Authors: Upma Gautam, Sonali Sharma
      First page: 219
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      Even though the term premenstrual syndrome has entered the common lexicon, yet it still remains a Gordian knot that needs to be untangled by not only the medical profession but also the legal profession. Resolving this conundrum requires a balancing of the dichotomy between ‘medicalizing’ women’s lives and a need to affirm women’s experiences. There exist several legal impediments while presenting evidence of this syndrome for diminishing the responsibility of a woman in a criminal trial. The present research is undertaken with an aim to determine the relationship between female criminality and premenstrual syndrome. The research further examines the credibility of utilizing the evidence of premenstrual syndrome to excuse a woman from criminal responsibility during a trial. This article is a step in the direction of pushing the envelope for spurring a holistic development of law, which is inclusive of the specific needs of women.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2021-03-26T06:27:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2516606921994030
       
  • ‘Voiceless Victims’: Children Living in the Red-Light Areas of
           Ibadan, Nigeria

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      Authors: Richard A. Aborisade, Temitope A. Oshileye
      First page: 164
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      Much research work on victims of sex work, including studies employing feminist perspectives, focuses on sex work as either being a ‘victimless crime’, or women as victims, leaving the victimization of children as direct and proximate victims relatively unexplored. The practice of commercial sex work in Nigeria is illegal; however, sex business thrives in most urban centres with considerable prevalence of red-light districts. Brothels, strip clubs and other sex-oriented businesses that constitute red-light districts are usually located in neighbourhoods where people that have no business with sex work live with their families. This present study, therefore, moves to expose the risks and vulnerabilities of children living in red-light areas. Drawing on social disorganization and learning theories, an analytical cross-sectional survey of residents of neighbourhoods where commercial sex work thrives within the city of Ibadan was conducted. Fifty-seven family men and women living in red-light areas with their children were purposively selected to provide data for the qualitative study. The rate of children’s engagement in premarital sex, consumption of illicit drugs, alcoholic intake, stealing, street fighting, and school dropout was found to be a factor of their intimacy with sex work and workers in red-light areas. The study concludes that children who grow up in red-light areas are more vulnerable to being physically, emotionally, sexually abused and exploited than children who do not live in such areas. Regulation of sex work activities and prioritizing of child protection issues were suggested.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2020-11-02T05:01:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2516606920950564
       
  • Finding Solace Behind Bars: Experiences of Inmates in Kumasi Central
           Prison

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      Authors: Kwadwo Ofori-Dua, John Boulard Forkuor, Nachinaab John Onzaberigu
      First page: 183
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.
      Most studies on prisoners in West Africa and Ghana have been on prisoners’ rehabilitation services and overcrowding conditions of inmates. This study sought to explore how inmates find solace while in prison given the poor prison conditions reported in many studies in developing countries. It aimed, among others, to examine the activities or things that give solace and happiness within the prison environment as well as the strategies inmates adopt to sooth their conditions in prison. Qualitative approaches were adopted in the study. Data were collected mainly through the use of interviews. The study involved a sample size of 31 male inmates within the Kumasi Central Prison. It was found that inmates form social networks in the cell to find peace (solace) and relief in prison cells. They also engage in indoor games, religious activities and skills training as ways of coping with the harsh conditions. It was also found that family network and support were central to inmates’ solace in prison custody. Survival and finding solace in cell were also dependent on the kind of friendship support inmates acquire in the prison.
      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2020-12-15T05:36:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2516606920965341
       
  • On the Loneliness and Dissonance of Being a Survivor of the Rwandan
           Genocide Against the Tutsi

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      Authors: Noam Schimmel
      First page: 262
      Abstract: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
      PubDate: 2020-10-18T06:14:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/2516606920960386
       
 
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