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Title: National Victim Assistance Academy 2000
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  Editor(s): Anne Seymour ; Morna Murray ; Jane Sigmon ; Melissa Hook ; Christine Edmunds ; Mario Gaboury ; Grace Coleman
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 875
  Annotation: This document provides an overview of the National Victim Assistance Academy.
Abstract: Violent crime in America has become a national crisis and, as a result, America’s mental health, health care and public safety systems are seriously challenged. The mental health impact of violent crime can be seen in the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among women with a history of violent victimization and individuals who have lost a family member to homicide. Chapters discuss the scope and impact of crime in America, the foundations of the rule of law in the U.S., the four somewhat diverse movements that predated the victims’ rights discipline and set the stage for its emergence, and the history of the victims’ rights discipline in five distinct stages. In addition, it describes the emergence of new organizations dedicated to assisting crime victims and the challenges facing the field. Learning objectives, a statistical overview and brief descriptions of significant legislation relative to victims’ rights. References
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Medical costs ; Violence ; Laws and Statutes ; Statistics ; Crime costs ; Sexual assault ; Domestic assault ; Victims rights ; Post-trauma stress disorder ; Child victims ; Elderly victims ; Victims of violence ; Violence Against Women Act
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-MU-GX-K002(S-5)
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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