The ambiguous attention given to the victim: Reflections starting from the Directive 2012/29/EU. What about Italy?


  • Roberta Bisi
  • Raffaella Sette


victims of crime, information, support, criminal proceedings, protection, training


The process of rediscovering the victims of crime, which has concerned the whole of the Western world, has become concrete through some fundamental steps which have allowed a gradual recognition of the victim. The authors focus attention on the need for victimological knowledge which is not abstract and impermeable to the real situations which increasingly involve the people to whom the actions are addressed in the decision-making process.

In this sense, the article aims to focus attention on the ways through which Italy has implemented EU Directive 2012/29 on establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of crime victims. Therefore, the authors propose reflecting, four years after the implementation of the Directive, on the ways how, in the daily life of the judicial offices and courtrooms, it is applied, in particular in terms of promptness and completeness of the information to provide, as well as the suitability of the instruments of protection to use.