Lobbying for Rights: Crime Victims in Israel

Uri Yanay, Tali Gal

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Th is article discusses the process underlying the enactment of the Rights of Crime Victims Law, 2001, in Israel. Since Israel gained its statehood in 1948, crime has never been considered a pressing social problem.* Neither have crime victims, who were assumed to be looked aft er by their immediate and extended families or by members of the community. Only in serious cases, or when no family was available, would welfare and rehabilitation services provide help and cover costs on a one-time, discretionary basis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Victimology
EditorsS.G. Shoham, P. Knepper, M. Kett
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781420085488
ISBN (Print)1420085476, 9781420085471
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Crime & criminology
  • Social law
  • Society & culture: general


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