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NCJ Number: 42271 Find in a Library
Title: RESTITUTION AND COMPENSATION (FROM COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN SENTENCING, 1976 - SEE NCJ-42268)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Printing and Publishing Supply and Services Canada
Canada
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Printing and Publishing Supply and Services Canada
Ottawa, K1A 0S9, Canada
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: PROPOSALS FOR THE INCREASED USE OF RESTITUTION AND VICTIM COMPENSATION ARE PRESENTED IN THIS WORKING PAPER BY THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION OF CANADA.
Abstract: ONLY DURING THE LAST DECADE HAVE COMPENSATION SCHEMES BEEN DEVELOPED FOR A SMALL NUMBER OF OFFENSES. RESTITUTION HAS ALSO BEEN AVAILABLE ONLY TO A LIMITED EXTENT, WHETHER THROUGH THE CRIMINAL PROCESS OR CIVIL ACTION. THIS WORKING PAPER HAS AS ITS PRIMARY AIM TO MAKE RESTITUTION -- THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFENDER TO THE VICTIM TO MAKE GOOD THE HARM DONE -- A BASIC PRINCIPLE IN CRIMINAL LAW, AND TO SUPPLEMENT IT BY A SCHEME FOR COMPENSATION -- ASSISTANCE BY THE STATE WHERE THE OFFENDER IS NOT DETECTED OR WHERE HE IS UNABLE TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESTITUTION. FURTHER, THE COMMISSION PROPOSES THAT THE COSTS OF COMPENSATION WOULD BE PAID FROM FINES OR FORFEITURES IMPOSED IN THE CRIMINAL COURTS. THE PROPOSED EXTENT AND LIMITATIONS OF BOTH RESTITUTION AND COMPENSATION ARE OUTLINED IN THIS PAPER. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...DMC
Index Term(s): Canada; Fines; Forfeiture; Law reform; Reform; Restitution; Victim compensation; Victimization
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