عنوان مقاله [English]
The victim founds penal populism in the different forms. The crime fear and its public concern somehow intensify the criminal populist crackdown. Often the crimes with special victims (in terms of age and sex), attract attention of media and public opinion further. Thus, these crimes further stimulate public sentiment and consequently affect on penal policy. The victims participate direct and indirect in the criminal process by the expression of their demands from the criminal justice. Also, by means of this method, victim causes the direction of penal policy towards the populism. The victims by report the crime in unreal victimization and its exaggeration, provides focus of media on criminal subjects. In these circumstances, the possibility to move criminal policy towards populism is provided. Also the idea of victim extreme protection could move criminal policy to the point of ignorance of the accused rights. Thus in this article we discuss about the orientation of criminal policy towards populism in the effect of the victim.