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Resource ID: #15633
Subject: Crime
Source: Newhouse News Service


When lawmakers created victim compensation laws, they had in mind those caught up in violent crime -- innocent bystanders, battered women and abused children. They did not have these people in mind -- killers, rapists, robbers, drug dealers and other felons. But each year, hundreds of thousands of dollars of victim compensation is paid to those who themselves have created victims.

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