Victims of Crime
Right To Sue, Victim Compensation Laws, An Automated Victim Notification System, Victims' Rights Laws
Until the 1970s victims of crimes were often forgotten by the criminal justice system. As a result, victims sometimes came to believe that they had fewer rights than the criminals who had injured them. In addition, some victims became so alienated from the criminal justice process that prosecutors had difficulty persuading them to testify at trial. This environment began to change in the 1970s with the establishment of victim compensation funds. Not until the 1980s, however, did a national movement for "victims' rights" spark wholesale changes in the criminal justice system.
Shield Laws; Stalking; Victim Assistance Program; Victims of Crime Act; Victims' Rights.
- Victims of Crime Act of (1984)
- Victims of Crime - Right To Sue
- Victims of Crime - Victim Compensation Laws
- Victims of Crime - An Automated Victim Notification System
- Victims of Crime - Victims' Rights Laws
- Victims of Crime - Victim Advocates
- Victims of Crime - Further Readings
- Other Free Encyclopedias
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