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 White paper on crime 2006 Part 5/Chapter 2 

Chapter 2  Consideration for Victims in Criminal Justice

  In recent years, issues of crime victims have been arousing social concern, and the criminal justice agency has also been implementing various measures to support crime victims. The Basic Act on Crime Victims (Act No. 161 of 2004) was enforced on April 1, 2005, in order to promote comprehensive and systematic policies for crime victims. Furthermore, the Basic Plan for Crime Victims was established in December of the same year. Issues concerning crime victims are now considered as one of the most significant issues in the current criminal policy (see Part 6, Chapter 3, Section 3, 6)