Twenty-eight year old casino worker, Giles Jones, is a disturbed and dangerous man. Having endured a tortured childhood and adolescence on account of his drug-addicted father, who later committed suicide, Giles has a lot of pent up anger. When Giles discovers that he has been defrauded of his inheritance from his late father's estate, he vows to exact his revenge. The first to die is Aylmer Jones, one of the trustees of the estate, followed by solicitor, Derek Bradshaw, who is gunned down with his wife in their home. Next Giles targets his stepmother, Coral, and her father, the other estate trustee, who has moved into Giles old family home where Giles is eventually arrested. Whilst Giles waits in prison to discover his fate, he is visited by his friend, Jessica Wu, another victim of theft and what she has to come to tell him throws him into a whole new agony of mind. Victims explores what can happen when a man is pushed to the limit and how the past impacts our present. A powerful and, in places, gruesome novel that will leave all crime fans wanting more.
Victims' rights represent the greatest change in the criminal justice system within the last 30 years. Victims' Rights: A Documentary and Reference Guide traces the origins, evolution, and results of the victims' rights movement. It puts victims' rights in a legal, historical, and contemporary context, and comprehensively collects important victims' rights documents in a single volume-perfect for students as well as general readers. Bringing together dozens of varied documents such as presidential task force reports and recommendations, Supreme Court cases, state constitutions, human rights reports, critical articles, and political documents, this book is an indispensable resource for those seeking to understand the origins and modern consequences of American victims' rights policy. The author's accompanying commentary and analysis helps the reader to gain a complete comprehension of the significance of these documents, while numerous bibliographic sources provide additional resources for interested readers.
The fight against terrorism is receiving increased awareness due to recent wor- wide large-scale terrorist acts, and only since then has some attention been directed specifically to victims of terrorism. Existing legal instruments of international b- ies like the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations c- cerning victims of terrorism are relatively abstract or include victims of terrorism under the broader heading of victims of crime in general. In addition, policies and legislation relating to victims of crime or victims of terrorism vary widely on the domestic level. Against this background, the European Union commissioned a project that should aim to develop more extensive standards for the aid and ass- tance of victims of terrorism at the European level. This study provides the basis from which more extensive standards could be derived. The study focuses parti- larly on developing standards in the field of continuing assistance, access to justice, administration of justice and compensation to victims of terrorism. A novel feature of the approach is that also the possible utility of restorative justice approaches is examined. An important question to address was whether there is a real need to adopt s- cific standards for victims of terrorism, thereby implying that their needs might differ from victims of ordinary crime.
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