Are crime victims neglected by the penal system?
Victims of crime in England and Wales are treated as the "poor relation", a senior government advisor has claimed. Do you agree?
Senior government advisor, Louise Casey, says crime victims are often sidelined in a criminal system which focuses its attention on the perpetrator.
Ms Casey said that too much emphasis was placed on trying to help all victims of crime, rather than concentrating on those most in need.
Do you agree with Ms Casey's statements? Have you been a victim of crime? Were you happy with the support you received? Do you think the penal system could be improved?
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