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Constructing Victims' RightsThe Home Office, New Labour, and Victims$
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Paul Rock

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199275496

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.001.0001

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The Home Office at the Turn of the Century

The Home Office at the Turn of the Century

(p.35) 2 The Home Office at the Turn of the Century
Constructing Victims' Rights

Paul Rock

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the formal organization of the Home Office and its role in protecting victims' rights during the period from 1997 to 2001. It describes the reforms initiated by Home Secretary Jack Straw which came to colour the politics of victims and highlights Prime Minister Tony Blair's declaration of his intention to modernise the criminal justice system. This modernisation program focused on reducing crime and the fear of crime and their social and economic costs, dispensing justice fairly and efficiently, and promoting confidence in the rule of law.

Keywords:   victims' rights, Home Office, Jack Straw, Tony Blair, crime reduction, criminal justice system, rule of law

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