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Survive, May 2003

Surviving Violent Crime is very comprehensive and an excellent resource for the victims of crime and those services assisting them.

As an organisation that supports victims of sexual abuse we very much welcome this informative guide to organisations that can help, and will be a valuable addition to our library. We do not know of any other publication that provides so much practical advice from the confident perspective from someone that does not expect to be labelled ‘victim’ for life.

The book is clearly laid out and easy to use with many examples of people struggling to come to terms with their pain. It will aid readers to begin to understand their condition and be able to deal with it successfully. People will then go from a negative self -image to one of bringing power back into their lives and altering them for the better. SURVIVE promotes the philosophy of self -help and “Surviving Violent Crime” will be an additional tool in that process. The handbook is very impressive.

© May 2003 Survive


Mothers Against Murder And Aggression (MAMAA), May 2003

This is a serious study of the process of trying to return to normality against all the odds. As if being a victim of violent crime is not enough to contend with, there is then the seemingly endless procedure of dealing with the police, victim support, social services and all the other agencies that should be in place to help victims but are not.

A handbook of this kind is long overdue and should be compulsory reading for every police officer, barrister, GP, and Coroner. In fact anyone that ever has to deal with a victim of violent crime on any level.
Simon Duckett’s book is clearly written without the usual academic language that often blinds ordinary people with science, but more importantly it is written without a trace of anger or bitterness for the dreadful suffering that the author himself endured.

A well-written and searingly honest account of what happens when support systems are either run badly or not in place at all and how good practice and caring make a world of difference to the eventual recovery process for the victim.

Dee Warner
Chair and co-founder MAMAA
© May 2003

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