Victims' Rights: A Documentary and Reference Guide

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Law - 313 pages
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Victims' rights represent the greatest change in the criminal justice system within the last 30 years. "Victims' Rights: A Documentary and Reference Guide" traces the origins, evolution, and results of the victims' rights movement. It puts victims' rights in a legal, historical, and contemporary context, and comprehensively collects important victims' rights documents in a single volume--perfect for students as well as general readers.

Bringing together dozens of varied documents such as presidential task force reports and recommendations, Supreme Court cases, state constitutions, human rights reports, critical articles, and political documents, this book is an indispensable resource for those seeking to understand the origins and modern consequences of American victims' rights policy. The author's accompanying commentary and analysis helps the reader to gain a complete comprehension of the significance of these documents, while numerous bibliographic sources provide additional resources for interested readers.


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This work is best described as a documentary legal history of the privileges now afforded to persons who have been harmed by crime. Beloof (founder, National Crime Victim Law Inst., Lewis & Clark Law ... Read full review


1 Background and History of Victims Rights
2 To Include Victims in the Criminal Process?
3 The Presidents Task Force on Victims of Crime
4 The Federal Constitutional Context of Victims Rights
5 The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Failure of Federal Victims Rights
6 The Federal Constitutional Victims Rights Effort
7 The Crime Victims Rights Act
8 Present Status and the Future of Victims Rights
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Douglas E. Beloof is professor of law and founder of the National Crime Victim Law Institute at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, OR.

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