Victims of Crime Act of 1984 As Amended: A Report to the President and the Congress

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DIANE Publishing, 1998 - Social Science - 96 pages
This report covers activities undertaken by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) & its grantees with Crime Victims Fund revenues during Fiscal Years 1995-1996. It examines the Crime Victims Fund, funding services for crime victims, OVC-funded training & technical assistance, using OVC's diverse resources to assist victims of terrorism & mass violence, OVC's international efforts on behalf of victims, disseminating information & responding to constituent requests, & future directions. Figures, tables, appendices.
 

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Page 75 - Allowing the views and concerns of victims to be presented and considered at appropriate stages of the proceedings where their personal interests are affected, without prejudice to the accused...
Page 75 - Offenders or third parties responsible for their behav-iour should, where appropriate, make fair restitution to victims, their families or dependants. Such restitution should include the return of property or payment for the harm or loss suffered, reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of the victimiza-tion, the provision of services and the restoration of rights. 9. Governments should review their practices, regulations and laws to consider restitution as an available sentencing option in...
Page 75 - In cases where the Government under whose authority the victimizing act or omission occurred is no longer in existence, the State or Government successor in title should provide restitution to the victims.
Page 75 - In providing services and assistance to victims, attention should be given to those who have special needs because of the nature of the harm inflicted or because of factors such as those mentioned in paragraph 3 above. B. VICTIMS OF ABUSE OF POWER 18. "Victims...
Page 75 - Victims" means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that do not yet constitute violations of national criminal laws but of internationally recognized norms relating to human rights.
Page 75 - ... as well as promoting policies and mechanisms for the prevention of such acts, and should develop and make readily available appropriate rights and remedies for victims of such acts.
Page 75 - Rules should be applied impartially, without discrimination of any kind as to race, colour, sex, age, language, religion, nationality, political or other opinion, cultural beliefs or practices, property, birth or family status, ethnic or social origin, and disability.
Page 75 - ... 10. In cases of substantial harm to the environment, restitution, if ordered, should include, as far as possible, resto-ration of the environment, reconstruction of the infrastructure, replacement of community facilities and reimbursement of the expenses of relocation, whenever such harm results in the dislocation of a community.
Page 75 - Informing victims of their role and the scope, timing and progress of the proceedings and of the disposition of their cases, especially where serious crimes are involved and where they have requested such information...
Page 45 - April 19, 1995, the country was shocked and saddened by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the resulting loss of life.

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