Filling a serious gap between the literature on victimization and general social policy on children, Child Victims explores the range and extent of crimes committed against children and assesses their impact. For the first time, testimony of over two hundred children gives clear voice to their experiences, views, and needs. Morgan and Zedner examine how children attain the status of victims in the criminal justice system. They scrutinize each stage of the legal process that the child encounters, while contrasting the specialist response of the support services to the experience of the child going through a system designed for adults. The work concludes with a number of recommendations for future policy.