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NCJ Number: 159166 Find in a Library
Title: Rights of Rape Victims Are Enhanced: Using the Law of Premise Liability for Compensation
Journal: Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:(1995)  Pages:35-40
Author(s): J B Halsted
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This case study demonstrates how rape victims can seek monetary damages under the law of premise liability.
Abstract: The Crime Victims Compensation Fund (CVCF) can provide victims with both personal compensation and property compensation. However, the $10,000 limit on monetary compensation is below the actual expenses and value of injuries to the victim. Premise liability law allows victims to pursue compensation from landlords who have a duty to provide adequate security to their tenants. To win a case under this law, victims must prove that the rape was factually preventable and legally foreseeable. The author proposes the creation of the Rape Victims' Rights and Opportunities Program, which would institutionally promote the rape victim's right to adequate compensation for her injuries. 8 notes and 5 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Rape; Rape law reform; Victims rights
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