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NCJ Number: 30606 Find in a Library
Title: MAKING THE CRIME VICTIM WHOLE - COMPOSITION, RESTITUTION, COMPENSATION (FROM IMAGES OF CRIME - OFFENDERS AND VICTIMS, 1974 BY TERENCE P THORNBERRY AND EDWARD SAGARIN SEE NCJ-15520)
Author(s): D E MACNAMARA; J J SULLIVAN
Corporate Author: Praeger Publishers
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE THREE TRADITIONAL MEANS OF VICTIM COMPENSATION - COMPOSITION, OFFENDER RESTITUTION, AND STATE COMPENSATION - WITH A SUMMARY OF VICTIM COMPENSATION LAWS ENACTED IN THE SEVERAL COUNTRIES.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR NOTES SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH OFFENDER RESTITUTION, INCLUDING OFFENDER INABILITY TO PAY, THE LOW APPREHENSION RATE OF OFFENDERS, THE LOW PRISON EARNINGS OF OFFENDERS, AND THE HIGH COSTS OF ADMINISTERING SUCH PROGRAMS IN COMPARISON TO THE AMOUNT OF INCOME ACTUALLY COLLECTED FROM OFFENDERS. THE VICTIM COMPENSATION LAWS OF NEW ZEALAND, ENGLAND, NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, NEVADA, AND NEW JERSEY ARE STUDIED. THE SIMILAR PROVISIONS OF THESE LAWS ARE LISTED, AND THE MAJOR PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF VICTIM COMPENSATION STATUTES ARE SUMMARIZED. SEVERAL CASE HISTORIES ILLUSTRATING THE DIFFICULTIES IN ADMINISTERING VICTIM COMPENSATION LEGISLATION ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Case studies; Country-by-country analyses; Critiques; England; Laws and Statutes; New Zealand; Restitution; United States of America; Victim compensation
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