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NCJ Number: 30591 Find in a Library
Title: COMPENSATION VICTIMS OF CRIMES OF VIOLENCE - ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SCHEME (FROM VICTIMOLOGY - A NEW FOCUS, V 2 SOCIETY'S REACTION TO VICTIMIZATION, 1974 BY ISRAEL DRAPKIN AND EMILIO VIANO - SEE NCJ-15541)
Author(s): D B WILLIAMS
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A DESCRIPTION OF THE SCOPE, PROCEDURES, AND OPERATIONS OF THE ENGLISH CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD, WITH CRITICISMS OF ITS LIMITATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR AN EXTENSION OF THIS SYSTEM.
Abstract: UNDER THIS SYSTEM, THE VICTIM OF A CRIME OF VIOLENCE MAY ISSUE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION. IF SUCCESSFUL, HE WOULD RECOVER ON THE SAME BASIS AS IF HE HAD BROUGHT A LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE WRONGDOER. THE AUTHOR STATES THAT THERE ARE FOUR MAIN CRITICISMS OF THIS SCHEME - THAT CRIMES COMMITTED BY ONE FAMILY MEMBER AGAINST ANOTHER ARE EXCLUDED, THAT SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS MAY BE DEDUCTED, THAT NO CLAIMS ARE ALLOWED FOR LOSS OF EXPECTATION OF LIFE, AND THAT COMPENSATION MAY BE REDUCED BY THE BOARD. SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THIS SYSTEM ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Civil remedies; Crime insurance; England; Victim compensation; Violent crimes
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