Recommended Titles and Treatises

Crime victim rights and remedies

by Peggy M. Tobolowsky. Carolina Academic Press. 2nd edition. 2010.
348 pages.

The crime victim “right” to recover against the criminal who wrong him waned with the emergence of the school of thought that saw crime as an act against society or public order rather a harm to an individual. Criminal prosecution was to serve society’s need to create an orderly society and law abiding citizenry. Fines and fees went to the fund a professional criminal justice system to protect society as a whole, rather than to repay the individual victim for his direct losses. Partly in reaction to the expanding “rights of the accused”, came the movement advocating for the “rights of crime victims”. The volume includes numerous references and the text of the states’ victim rights statutes.

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