The Resource Impact of Constitutional and Statutory Protection on Crime Victims' Rights in Four States in the United States, 1995

Impact of Constitutional and Statutory Protection on Crime Victims' Rights in Four States in the United States, 1995

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Impact of Constitutional and Statutory Protection on Crime Victims' Rights in Four States in the United States, 1995
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Impact of Constitutional and Statutory Protection on Crime Victims' Rights in Four States in the United States, 1995
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This survey of crime victims was undertaken to determine whether state constitutional amendments and other legal measures designed to protect crime victims' rights had been effective. It was designed to test the hypothesis that the strength of legal protection for victims' rights has a measurable impact on how victims are treated by the criminal justice system and on their perceptions of the system. A related hypothesis was that victims from states with strong legal protection would have more favorable experiences and greater satisfaction with the system than those from states where legal protection is weak. The Victim Survey (Parts 1, 4-7) collected information on when and where the crime occurred, characteristics of the perpetrators, use of force, police response, victim services, type of information given to the victim by the criminal justice system, the victim's level of participation in the criminal justice system, how the case ended, sentencing and restitution, the victim's satisfaction with the criminal justice system, and the effects of the crime on the victim. Demographic variables in the file include age, race, sex, education, employment, and income. In addition to the victim survey, criminal justice and victim assistance professionals at the state and local levels were surveyed because these professionals affect crime victims' ability to recover from and cope with the aftermath of the offense and the stress of participation in the criminal justice system. The Survey of State Officials (Parts 2 and 8) collected data on officials' opinions of the criminal justice system, level of funding for the agency, types of victims' rights provided by the state, how victims' rights provisions had changed the criminal justice system, advantages and disadvantages of such legislation, and recommendations for future legislation. The Survey of Local Officials (Parts 3 and 9) collected data on officials' opinions of the criminal justice system, level of funding, victims' rights to information about and participation in the criminal justice process, victim impact statements, and restitution
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  • Beatty, David
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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  • Smith Howley, Susan
  • Kilpatrick, Dean G.
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Impact of Constitutional and Statutory Protection on Crime Victims' Rights in Four States in the United States, 1995
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  • 1995
  • 2467
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ICPSR02467.v1
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Impact of Constitutional and Statutory Protection on Crime Victims' Rights in Four States in the United States, 1995
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  • 1995
  • 2467
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ICPSR02467.v1
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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