Crime Victim's Guide to Justice

Front Cover
SphinxLegal, 2001 - Law - 186 pages
0 Reviews
HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM OF CRIME? DON'T BECOME A VICTIM OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM!
If you have been the victim of crime, your involvement with the justice system is just beginning. As a crime victim, you have certain rights and obligations within the criminal justice system-and opportunities to seek justice outside of the criminal process, through litigation in civil court.
This book provides websites and email addresses, and explains the legal system, and your rights or duties regarding such matters as:
Reporting a crime
Seeking medical and emotional help
Protecting your privacy rights
Knowing police investigation procedures
Arresting the perpetrator
Filing criminal charges
Crime mapping
Protecting yourself and your family from harassment
Proceeding before trial
Testifying at trial
Testifying at sentencing
Filing and pursuing a civil lawsuit against the criminal
Obtaining crime victim's compensation
Getting information from the court and court personnel
Understanding online crimes
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Criminal Justice System
1
Getting Help
11
The Victim in the Criminal Justice System
15
Your Privacy Rights
25
Reporting the Crime
29
The Police Investigation
31
Arresting the Offender
35
Filing the Charge
39
After the Criminal Trial
77
Emerging Technology and Crime Victims
79
Recovering Damages
85
The What and Who of a Civil Lawsuit
89
The How and When of a Civil Lawsuit
101
The Role of Lawyers
107
Glossary
113
Appendix A Victims Resources
131

Pretrial Procedures
43
Plea Bargaining
53
The Criminal Trial
55
The Verdict
63
The Sentence
67
Appeal
75
Appendix B Legal Research
135
Appendix C StatebyState Laws
139
Appendix D Sample Forms
171
Index
181
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page xii - When buying a car, you decide whether you want transportation, cornfort, status, or sex appeal. Accordingly, you decide among such choices as a Neon, a Lincoln, a Rolls Royce, or a Porsche. Before making a decision, you usually weigh the merits of each option against the cost. When you get a headache, you can take a pain reliever (such as aspirin) or visit a medical specialist for a neurological examination. Given this choice, most people, of course, take a pain reliever, since it costs only pennies;...

About the author (2001)

Boland received her law degree from John Marshall Law School. She is currently the chair of the Victim's Committee of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and co-chair of the Victims Issues Committee of the Prosecutor's Bar Association of Illinois. Ms. Boland is a full-time prosecutor and an adjunct faculty member of Roosevelt University in chicago, Illinois.

Bibliographic information