Victims of crimes, Blaming the victim
Criminology and Criminal Justice
While restorative justice has been the topic of much research, a specific type of program included in restorative justice, Impact of Crime on Victims programs, has not been widely studied or assessed for effectiveness. This study examines Impact of Crime (IOC) on Victims Curriculum Development Programs. Offenders from programs in California, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia were participants in this research. A four state evaluation methodology was developed in order to assess the effectiveness of these programs in educating offenders about victims’ right and victim facts, as well as increasing their sensitivity to victims’ difficulties. The findings in this evaluation lend support to previous studies, indicating efficacy for IOC programs. Suggestions for future research are briefly discussed.
Sedelmaier, Christopher M. and Gaboury, Mario Thomas, "Administering a Victim Impact Curriculum to Inmates: A Multi-Site Replication" (2015). Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 40.
Sedelmaier, Christopher Michael, and Mario Thomas Gaboury. "Administering a victim impact curriculum to inmates: a multi-site replication." Criminal Justice Studies 28.2 (2015): 226-238.