Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 December 2018

384 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198806622

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A new practitioner law publication

Criminal Injuries Compensation

State and Offender Compensation for Violent Crime

New Edition

David Miers
Consultant Editor Nicholas Wikeley and Consultant Editor Ben Collins QC

  • An analysis of the statutory provisions governing the making of compensation orders, and of their relationship with other sentencing options and with civil damages
  • Detailed commentary of court and tribunal decisions on the interpretation of the earlier statutory Schemes where their provisions continue to apply in the 2012 CICS, and of any decisions directly on the 2012 Scheme
  • An analysis of the background to and introduction of offender compensation within the development of restorative justice, and of the tensions to which it gives rise
  • An assessment of the place of state and offender compensation within the government's overall responses to the victims of violent crime

New to this Edition:

  • An extensive update of the original 1997 text, State Compensation for Criminal Injuries. The second edition takes into account all of the changes in CICS 2012 to the defining elements of a claim; primarily the definition of a criminal injury, the rules on eligibility, and the restrictions on the levels of awards to 'serious' personal injury and to offences against children or involving sexual offences
  • A very substantial rewriting of the chapters on assessment of compensation and on deductions to reflect the new basis of assessment for loss of earnings / earning capacity; that is, statutory sick pay
  • Five completely new chapters covering Offender Compensation, with detailed discussion on compensation orders and restorative justice

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