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Approximately 565 pages
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Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada
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How victims of crime are treated by the justice system has emerged as a major societal issue, spurring legislative reforms, public inquiries, complaints against judges and public debate.


Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada is an invaluable peer-reviewed resource for judges, Crown prosecutors, defence counsel, police, victim services professionals, policy-makers and scholars. In this timely book, one of the architects of the new federal Victims Bill of Rights Act examines the growing body of legislation and case law related to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice, corrections and youth criminal justice systems and under provincial and territorial laws. In addition to providing a comprehensive legal account of victim law, legislative and policy recommendations are made to enhance the responsiveness of the justice system to victims.


View Benjamin Perrin’s recent Globe and Mail article “Victims of crime pay the real price for unreasonable delays”.


View Benjamin Perrin’s latest Globe and Mail article “It takes more than removing one bad judge to improve justice system for victims”.


About the Author

Benjamin Perrin is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law and a Munk Senior Fellow in Criminal Justice at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy.

Professor Perrin served in the Office of the Prime Minister as Special Advisor, Legal Affairs & Policy and was one of the architects of Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act. He was lead policy advisor on all matters related to the Department of Justice, Public Safety Canada (including the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Correctional Service of Canada and Parole Board of Canada), and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Professor Perrin has been recognized for his research and volunteer work in support of victims of crime in Canada and overseas, including by the U.S. Department of State, the Governor General of Canada, YMCA, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Alumni Association and the University of Calgary Alumni Association. He holds a Master of Laws (with honours) from McGill University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.