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NCJ Number: 119267 Find in a Library
Title: Victim and Witness Protection (From Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice: Volume 2 of The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, P 683-722, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119253)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Law and Business
Clifton, NJ 07013
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Law and Business
855 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter details provisions relating to Federal victim and witness protection in the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 (CCCA) as well as the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982 and other statutes used to protect victims and witnesses.
Abstract: In addition to creating the Witness Security Reform Act of 1984 to provide for Federal witness protection, the CCCA instituted a procedure whereby sentencing courts may order a defendant convicted of a Federal crime involving fraud or deceptive practices to give notice to victims, thus providing the victims with a way to obtain redress through civil actions. Changes made by the CCCA influencing victim impact statements are detailed as are issues of victim compensation, including the creation of the Crime Victims Fund. Elements of the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982 relating to witness intimidation are discussed in detail, as are provisions of the Bail Reform Act of 1984 relating to preventive detention, an indirect form of victim and witness protection. The policies and provisions of the Federal witness protection program, authorized by the Witness Security Reform Act of 1984, are discussed in detail.
Main Term(s): Victim-witness legislation
Index Term(s): Crime Control Act of 1984; Victim Witness Protection Act 1982
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