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NCJ Number: 10822 Find in a Library
Title: COMPENSATION AND RESTITUTION TO VICTIMS OF CRIME. 2D ED.
Author(s): S SCHAFER
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 229
Sponsoring Agency:
Montclair, NJ 07042
Sale Source: 23 Prospect Terrace
Montclair, NJ 07042
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WORLD-WIDE SURVEY OF TWENTY-NINE COUNTRIES WHICH REPORTS ON LEGISLATIVE, ACADEMIC AND JUDICIAL EFFORTS IN THE AREA OF VICTIM COMPENSATION BETWEEN 1958 AND 1970.
Abstract: THE TWO PRELIMINARY INQUIRIES ARE WHETHER THE VICTIM HAS ANY LEGAL RIGHT AT ALL TO RESTITUTION OR DAMAGES FROM THE OFFENDER AND, IF SO, TO WHAT OFFENSES THE RIGHT APPLIES. EACH LEGAL SYSTEM IS THEN EXAMINED TO DETERMINE WHAT TYPE OF COURT WOULD HAVE JURISDICTION TO ENTERTAIN SUCH CLAIMS AND TO ESTABLISH THE ESSENTIAL POINTS OF THAT COURT'S PROCEDURE. THE INQUIRY CONSIDERS WHETHER THE CONCEPT OF RESTITUTION OR DAMAGES HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PENAL ELEMENT IN ANY LEGAL SYSTEM. IN ADDITION THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF PRISONERS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES IS DISCUSSED ON THE HYPOTHESIS THAT RECOURSE MAY EVENTUALLY BE HAD TO THE EARNINGS OF OFFENDERS IN PRISON. INCLUDED ARE SOME GENERAL IMPRESSIONS AS TO HOW RESTITUTION WORKS IN PRACTICE AND WHETHER ANY TREND TO IMPROVE OR TO MODIFY THE PRESENT PROVISIONS CAN BE SEEN IN ANY LEGAL SYSTEM. THE THREE COUNTRIES WHOSE SYSTEMS ARE MOST EMPHASIZED ARE NEW ZEALAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES.
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; England; Jurisdiction; Laws and Statutes; New Zealand; Restitution; Surveys; United States of America; Victim compensation; Victimology
Note: HV 6190 .531
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