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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

On-line version ISSN 2215-5287Print version ISSN 1409-0015


SMITH BONILLA, Berenice  and  ALVAREZ MORALES, Marjorie. Revictimization an invisiblelized phenomena in institutions. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.1, pp.65-100. ISSN 2215-5287.

This investigation about institutional revictimization demonstrates the existence of this phenomenon within the judicial system. The causes of this situation are analyzed, that seems not to have the appropriate coverage from the system nor from the employees of the institutions. An exposition of the different motives is done to explain the phenomenon that includes current policies, capacitating strategies, diffusion and consistency. Also the existence of the Attention to Victim of Crime Office is studied from its initiative, which catapults the victim figure to a previously denied place. As conclusions, some recommendations are brought for those who are suffering as victims.

Keywords : Victimization; institutional revictimization; phenomena; judicial system; Attention to Victim of Crime Office; crime.

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