Publisher description for The victim in criminal law and justice / Tyrone Kirchengast.

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Utilizing Foucault's genealogical method, this book traces the history and development of the victim from feudal law, arguing that the historical power of the victim to police, prosecute, and punish offenders significantly informed the development of the modern criminal law and justice system. Leading to the repositioning of the victim into the twenty-first century, this book advocates the victim as an agent of change, presenting a new perspective for the relevance of the victim in today's justice system.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Victims of crimes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain.
Prosecution -- Great Britain.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britain.
Victims of crimes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- England -- History.
Prosecution -- England -- History.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- England -- History.