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NCJ Number: 150247 Find in a Library
Title: State of Wyoming Victim/Witness Handbook
Corporate Author: Wyoming Peace Officers Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Wyoming Peace Officers Assoc
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Sale Source: Wyoming Peace Officers Assoc
1710 Pacific Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook presents a general overview of Wyoming laws that relate to crime victims and witnesses and reflects a consensus of viewpoints from the perspectives of crime victims, criminal justice system personnel, and crime victim service providers.
Abstract: The handbook takes crime victims and witnesses through the criminal justice process. Consideration is given to victim crime reporting, prosecution, offender arrest, the preliminary hearing, arraignment, the pretrial conference, trial, sentencing, and evidence. Steps in both misdemeanor and felony cases are detailed. The handbook also covers Wyoming's Victims Bill of Rights, the Victim Notification Program, criminal proceedings involving minors, civil lawsuits, restitution, the role of victims and witnesses in probation and parole, Wyoming's Crime Victims Compensation Commission (CVCC), Federal victims and witnesses, and public and private assistance available to victims. The importance of communication between victims and agencies (police and sheriff departments, prosecuting attorneys, judges, the CVCC, and the Division of Probation and Parole) is stressed. A glossary of legal terms is included. 2 figures
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Court procedures; Criminal proceedings; Restitution; State laws; Victim compensation; Victim services; Witness assistance; Witnesses; Wyoming
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