Not-so-innocent victims

Number 15633
Subject Crime
Source Newhouse News Service
State
Year 1997
Publication Date
Summary 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.
Category General
Pages 9
Keywords Victims compensation laws
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