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NCJ Number: 149912 Find in a Library
Title: Court Ordered Compensation for Losses From Crime: Study on the Practice in the Helsinki City Court in Ordering Compensation for Losses From Theft
Author(s): K Ervasti
Corporate Author: Oikeuspoliittinen Tutkimuslaitos
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 113
Sponsoring Agency: Oikeuspoliittinen Tutkimuslaitos
00531 Helsinki, Finland
Publication Number: ISBN 951-704-161-6
Sale Source: Oikeuspoliittinen Tutkimuslaitos
PL 444
00531 Helsinki,
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: Finnish
Country: Finland
Annotation: This study focuses on court orders issued by the Helsinki City Court to private parties for compensation for losses from theft.
Abstract: The first phase of the study examines 112 cases of theft and aggravated theft considered by the court in 1991, in which the court ordered that the offender pay compensation to the victim. Additional data were collected on 45 cases in which the victim did not request compensation. During the second stage of the study, victims completed a questionnaire asking them how much they had received as compensation and from whom. Compensation for losses from crime are paid through the National Damages Act, the State Compensation for Victims of Crime Act, and voluntary insurance schemes. In property crimes, most victims receive no compensation, and when they do, it is from an insurance company rather than from funds provided for by legislation. In most cases, there is no attempt made to collect money for compensation from the offender. 8 tables, 3 figures, 113 notes, 71 references, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Courts; Finland; Foreign courts; Property crime victims; Victim compensation
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