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NCJ Number: 119717 Find in a Library
Title: Compensation and Restitution to Crime Victims, Research Request 87.118
Corporate Author: Alaska State Legislature
House Research Agency
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Alaska State Legislature
Juneau, AK 99801
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a compilation of information on victim compensation and restitution in Alaska and as it compares with that of other States.
Abstract: In 1972, the Alaska legislature established the Violent Crimes Compensation Board, which appropriates financial compensation to victims of violent crimes in concurrence with Federal funding. Alaska has had difficulty maintaining its support of victim compensation; similar experiences and actions taken by Arizona, Utah, and Alabama are noted. There is a brief assessment of restitution laws in Alaska, Alabama, Michigan, and Texas; a list of penalty assessments from 44 States; a veto letter; Congressional restitution bills; the Federal act concerning restitution; and statutes from Alabama, Michigan, Utah, Texas, and Utah. In 1982, the US Congress passed the Victim and Witness Protection Act which makes restitution a condition of probation or parole.
Main Term(s): Restitution; Victim compensation
Index Term(s): Alaska; State-by-state analyses; Victim Witness Protection Act 1982; Victim-witness legislation
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