Usman A. Yusuf and Sarkinnoma Sabo Yahaya
Victims of crime pertinently form an integral part of the subject matter of criminology. Nevertheless, they have really never been accorded that due recognition. This paper therefore, examines the treatment of crime victims in the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria. The paper utilizes secondary data and it was discovered that victims of crime do not only suffer from the direct impact of crime but also suffer mistreatment and neglect within the criminal justice system in the hands of the police and courts; in the process of arrest, investigation and prosecution of offenders. The paper recommends, among other things, that crime victims participate actively, not passively, in the adjudication of their cases. For this will give them sense of belonging and reduce their level of frustration.