Victim satisfaction: a model of the criminal justice system
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This dissertation introduces and explains the “Victim Satisfaction Model of the Criminal Justice System.” This model proposes that one of the primary purposes of the criminal justice system is to attempt to achieve victim satisfaction during the course of the prosecution. The utility of the “Victim Satisfaction Model” is then compared to Packer’s traditional Crime Control and Due Process Models and to the newer victim participation models. The Victim Satisfaction Model is then used to explain the reality of criminal prosecutions of victim-involved crimes. The last chapter discusses the implication of the “Victim Satisfaction Model” for criminal justice policy.