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NCJ Number: 30587 Find in a Library
Title: SOCIETY AND THE VICTIM - ALTERNATIVE RESPONSES (FROM VICTIMOLOGY -A NEW FOCUS, V 2 - SOCIETY'S REACTION TO VICTIMIZATION, 1974 BY ISRAEL DRAPKIN AND EMILIO VIANO - SEE NCJ-15541)
Author(s): G O MUELLER; H H COOPER
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SEVERAL POSSIBLE SYSTEMS OF VICTIM COMPENSATION ARE OUTLINED, RANGING FROM STATE OPERATED VICTIM INSURANCE TO FORMS OF CIVIL ACTION FOR COMPENSATION.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR FIRST TRACES THE HISTORICAL RIGHTS OF THE VICTIM FROM THE EARLIEST CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN WHICH THE VICTIM EXACTED HIS OWN PUNSIHMENT TO THE CURRENT CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN WHICH THE STATE HAS ASSUMED ALL REDRESS AND PUNISHMENT OF THE OFFENDER. SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF COMPENSATION ARE THEN REVIEWED. AMONG THOSE MENTIONED ARE RESTITUTION BY THE DEFENDANT AS A PROBATION OR PAROLE CONDITION; A GENERAL SWITCH TO A SYSTEM OF FINES AND A DIVERSION OF A PROPORTION OF THESE TO COMPENSATE CRIME VICTIMS; CORRECTIONAL LABOR ON A DAY-FINE SYSTEM, WHERE THE PROCEEDS OF THE OFFENDER'S LABOR PASS TO THE VICTIM; CIVIL ATTACHMENT OF PRISON EARNINGS; COMBINING CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS; AND PRIVATE OR PUBLIC VICTIM INSURANCE. THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF EACH OF THESE SYSTEMS ARE CONSIDERED FOR THE VICTIM, THE OFFENDER, THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND THE PUBLIC.
Index Term(s): Civil remedies; Crime insurance; Fines; Restitution; Victim compensation; Victimology
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