Paying for Crime: The Policies and Possibilities of Crime Victim Reimbursement

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - Law - 115 pages
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Who should bear the financial and social costs of the consequences of crime? In answer to this question, this book offers a comprehensive review of the public and private benefits currently available to compensate victims for the losses suffered as a result of crime. The author analyzes the social philosophy and legislative policy behind such remedies as restitution, private insurance, and civil litigation, notes their histories and their limitations, and makes recommendations for ways that each can be improved.

 

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Contents

1ntroduction
1
Victim Restitution
17
Private 1nsurance
25
Social Welfare and Other Government Programs
35
Civil Litigation
45
Crime Victim Compensation
57
Recommendations for Improving Victim Reimbursement
83
The Future of Crime Victim Reimbursement
95
Glossary
101
Bibliography
105
Index
113
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About the author (1996)

SUSAN KISS SARNOFF has worked in the field of crime victim advocacy for the past two decades. She is a founder and former director of the Adelphi Resource Center for Crime Victim Advocates at Adelphi University.

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