Quality Services Guaranteed? A Review of Victim Policy in South Africa

"This monograph has identified clear issues regarding the substance of policy that require attention. These relate to the need for the rationalisation of the various policy frameworks into an integrated strategy that articulates (i) rights, (ii) services and (iii) standards for service provision for all victims of crime, and not just those that engage with the criminal justice process. It has also been noted that government should articulate a rationale for victim policy and indicate the reasons for its importance in South Africa. This monograph has noted that victim policies currently articulate a range of different reasons for their existence, including crime prevention, human rights, criminal justice efficiency, and restorative justice."