Victims of violence are often retraumatized by a legal process that puts prosecuting the accused ahead of supporting the victim.
Non-stop media coverage can invade their privacy, raise and dash their hopes, and prolong their trauma.
The obsessive and voyeuristic media response to the disappearance of US travel influencer Gabby Petito has demeaned and trivialised a real-life tragedy.
Research shows giving the commissioner greater oversight of complaints could help deliver justice for those failed by the system.
True crime podcasts, series, and books have fuelled our interest in violent and dangerous perpetrators. It’s time victims and their families were remembered.
When victims report cybercrime they want an offender arrested and prosecuted, but a report finds that rarely happens.
Analysing the words used to place blame or give evidence can change how we see a situation.
South Africa’s legal position regarding crime victim compensation is unsatisfactory.
Upholding victims’ rights on parole decisions means respectfully enabling their active participation in decisions that affect their personal interests.