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NCJ Number: 30605 Find in a Library
Title: MODEST PROPOSAL TO INSURE JUSTICE FOR CRIME VICTIMS (FROM INTERDISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN CRIMINOLOGY - PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY, 1964 BY WALTER C. RECKLESS AND CHARLES L. NEWMAN - SEE NCJ-06247)
Author(s): J E STARRS
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
1800 Cannon Drive
United States of America
Date Published: 1965
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SYSTEM OF PRIVATE INSURANCE TO COMPENSATE CRIME VICTIMS IS PROPOSED.
Abstract: THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULD BROADEN THE PAYMENT STRUCTURE AND THE INSURABLE CLASS OF THOSE WHO ARE CRIME VICTIMS BY: (1) LEGISLATION PROHIBITING THE EXCLUSION OF CRIME VICTIMS FROM THE BENEFITS OF EXISTING COVERAGES, EXCEPT IN CERTAIN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES; (2) THE ISSUANCE OF A 'MAJOR OCCUPATIONAL' POLICY TO COMPLEMENT A BASIC ACCIDENT POLICY OR TO SUBSTITUTE FOR IT; (3) THE DRAFTING OF A PAIN AND SUFFERING RIDER TO BE ATTACHED TO ALMOST ANY EXISTING POLICY, WITH ADEQUATE PROVISIONS TO SAFEGUARD THE INSURANCE COMPANY FROM FRAUDULENT CLAIMS OF SOME POLICYHOLDERS WHO MIGHT TREAT THIS NEW APPROACH AS A WINDFALL RATHER THAN AS A METHOD OF ALLEVIATING THEIR JUST LOSSES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Crime insurance; Restitution; Victim compensation
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