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The criminal justice system understandably focuses on how to treat offenders, but what about victims? Here you'll learn about victims' rights, from participation in sentencing to financial compensation.
The Basics of Victims' Rights
Victims' Rights in Sentencing
Victims' rights statutes provide victims with certain opportunities in criminal proceedings. Among them is the option of participating in the sentencing determination.
Crime Victim Compensation
Crime victim compensation statutes attempt to help victims who would otherwise be left in the lurch. Victims can submit claims and receive money for the financial losses they've suffered as a result of certain crimes.