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Victims of crime with disabilities: hidden casualites in the 'vision of victim as everyman'

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dc.contributor.author Kilcommins, Shane
dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-15T11:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-15T11:41:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Shane Kilcommins and Mary Donnelly (2014) 'Victims of Crime with Disabilities: hidden casualites in the' vision of vicitm as everyman'. International Review of Victimology, :2014, June en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3888
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract  In recent decades, criminal justice systems are, at least partially, being reconstructed as they demonstrate an increased sensitivity to the needs and concerns of victims of crime. As part of this, a new cultural theme of the victim as ‘Everyman’ is emerging. However, these generalizing tendencies conceal the multiplicity of experiences of victimhood and of interactions with the criminal justice system. As a result, certain categories of victim are rendered invisible and unable to share in the benefits of the more inclusive approach. One such category is victims with disabilities, and in particular those with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities. The purpose of this article is to write victims with disabilities in Ireland into the victim story more generally. Against a background of greater recognition of victims in Irish law and policy, it demonstrates the variety of ways in which victims with disabilities do not fit more orthodox, ‘everyman’, conceptions of victimization. It identifies the range of ways in which the outsider status of victims of crime with disabilities continues to be maintained in criminal justice policy, the adversarial process, the language employed by the criminal law, and service provision and identifies ways in which the failure to address the marginalization of victims with disabilities is a breach of international human rights obligations. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Reviw of Victimology;2014, June
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269758014537149
dc.subject adversarialism en_US
dc.subject marginalization en_US
dc.subject victims with disabilities en_US
dc.title Victims of crime with disabilities: hidden casualites in the 'vision of victim as everyman' en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2014-07-15T08:58:12Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0269758014537149
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1564701
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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