Victim stories and victim policy: Is there a case for a narrative victimology?



Walklate, S ORCID: 0000-0002-1628-9713, Maher, JM, McCulloch, J, Fitz-Gibbon, K and Beavis, K
(2019) Victim stories and victim policy: Is there a case for a narrative victimology? Crime, Media, Culture: an international journal, 15 (2). 199 - 215.

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Abstract

Since the 1980s, victims’ voices have been increasingly heard and have been influential in policy debates. Since that time, the nature and presence of those voices has changed shape and form from the influence and presence of victim centred organizations to the rise of the high profile individual victim. The purpose of this article is to explore the presence of one victim’s story, Rosie Batty, and to examine her influence on the rise of the policy agenda on family violence in Australia. This article considers the ways in which this story gained traction and influenced the reform of family violence policy in Australia, and considers the extent to which an understanding of this process contributes to an (emergent) narrative victimology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narrative victimology, the ‘Batty effect’, victim policy, victim stories
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 14:56
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 21:11
DOI: 10.1177/1741659018760105
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3036515

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