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The Resource Victims' rights in flux : : criminal justice reform in Colombia, Astrid Liliana Sánchez-Mejía, (electronic resource)

Victims' rights in flux : : criminal justice reform in Colombia, Astrid Liliana Sánchez-Mejía, (electronic resource)

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Victims' rights in flux : : criminal justice reform in Colombia
Title
Victims' rights in flux :
Title remainder
criminal justice reform in Colombia
Statement of responsibility
Astrid Liliana Sánchez-Mejía
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contributing to the literature on comparative criminal procedure and Latin American law, this book examines the effects of adversarial criminal justice reforms on victim's rights by specifically analyzing the Colombian criminal justice reform of the early 2000s. This research focuses on the production, interpretation, and implementation of rules and institutions by exploring how different actors have employed the concept of victims and victims' rights to promote their agendas in the context of criminal justice reforms. It also analyzes how the goals of these agendas have interplayed in practice. By the early 2000s, it seemed that the Colombian criminal justice system was headed towards a process characterized by broader victim participation, primarily because of the doctrine of the Constitutional Court on victims' rights. But in 2002, the Colombian Attorney General promoted a more adversarial criminal justice reform. This book argues that this reform represented a sudden and unpredicted reversal of the Constitutional Court's doctrine on victim participation, even though one of the central justifications for the reform was the need to satisfy human rights standards and adhere to the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court on victims' rights. In the criminal justice reform of the early 2000s and its subsequent modifications, the promotion of a dichotomous interpretation of the adversarial model--which conceived the criminal process as a competition between prosecution and defense--served to limit victim participation. This study examines how conceptions of victims' rights emerged out of the struggles between different and at times competing agendas. In the Colombian process of reform, victims' rights have been invoked both as a justification for criminal sanctions and as an explanation for crime prevention and restorative justice. After assessing quantitative and qualitative data, this book concludes that punitive approaches to victims' rights have prevailed over restorative justice perspectives. Furthermore, it argues that punitiveness in the criminal justice system has not resulted in more protection for victims. Ultimately, this research reveals that the adversarial criminal justice reform of the early 2000s has not substantially improved the protection of victims' rights in Colombia.--
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Sánchez-Mejía, Astrid Liliana,
Dewey number
345.86105
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ius Gentium: comparative perspectives on law and justice
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  • Justice, Administration of
  • Law reform
  • Victims of crimes
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Victims' rights in flux : : criminal justice reform in Colombia, Astrid Liliana Sánchez-Mejía, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Chapter 1. The Expansion of Rights of Crime Victims in the Context of the 1991 Constitution -- Chapter 2. (Un)protecting Victims' Rights in the Colombian Criminal Justice Reform of the Early 2000s -- Chapter 3. Reactions to the Regulation on Victims of the 2004 CPC: Challenges, Adjustments, and Punitive Counterreforms -- Chapter 4. Assessing the Effects of the 2004 CPC on Victim's Rights Data
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ocn994074387
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319598529
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SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994074387
Label
Victims' rights in flux : : criminal justice reform in Colombia, Astrid Liliana Sánchez-Mejía, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Chapter 1. The Expansion of Rights of Crime Victims in the Context of the 1991 Constitution -- Chapter 2. (Un)protecting Victims' Rights in the Colombian Criminal Justice Reform of the Early 2000s -- Chapter 3. Reactions to the Regulation on Victims of the 2004 CPC: Challenges, Adjustments, and Punitive Counterreforms -- Chapter 4. Assessing the Effects of the 2004 CPC on Victim's Rights Data
Control code
ocn994074387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319598529
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994074387

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