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NCJ Number: 30602 Find in a Library
Title: COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME - THOUGHT BEFORE ACTION (FROM CRIMINOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES, 1968 BY RICHARD D. KNUDTEN - SEE NCJ-02414)
Author(s): G O MUELLER
Corporate Author: Appleton-Century-Crofts
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Appleton-Century-Crofts
New York, NY 10016
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR CONSIDERS SEVERAL PROBLEM AREAS WHICH HE MAINTAINS STAND IN THE WAY OF IMPLEMENTING ANY VICTIM COMPENSATION SCHEME.
Abstract: AFTER A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE HISTORY BEHIND THE CONCEPTS OF VICTIMOLOGY, AND VICTIM COMPENSATION, THE ECONOMIC NEED FOR GOVERNMENTAL CRIME LOSS INSURANCE, ITS COST, IMPLEMENTATION, AND ADMINISTRATION ARE DISCUSSED. SPECIFIC ISSUES RAISED INCLUDE THE COMPENSATION OF DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AS WELL AS PERSONAL INJURY AND THE DETERMINATION OF STANDARDS FOR AWARDING COMPENSATION. VICTIM RESTITUTION BY CRIMINAL OFFENDERS IS ALSO EXPLORED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO VICTIM COMPENSATION.
Index Term(s): Critiques; Victim compensation; Victimology
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