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June 4, 2006

The fascinating dynamics around victims' rights

As detailed by the many posts linked below, I find the entire discussion that surrounds victims' rights and sentencing fascinating.  Consequently, I was intrigued by this reference to the upcoming 5th Annual Crime Victim Law & Litigation Conference sponsored by The National Crime Victim Law Institute.  Details about this conference are available at this link and here is the intriguing schedule.

At the NCVLI's website, I found this great article about the history and current status of the victims' rights movement.  The article effectively spotlights a range of legal, political, and practical issues that surround the recognition and enforcement of victims' rights in our criminal justice system.

Some related posts on victims' rights at sentencing:

June 4, 2006 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

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An excellent book that I've found quite helpful on this topic (i.e., placing into the proverbial big picture, in this case, the 'war on crime') is Markus Dirk Dubber's Victims in the War on Crime: The Use and Abuse of Victims' Rights (New York: New York University Press, 2002).

Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Jun 4, 2006 2:35:41 PM

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