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The Resource Securing rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics, Robert C. Davis [and others]

Securing rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics, Robert C. Davis [and others]

Label
Securing rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics
Title
Securing rights for victims
Title remainder
a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Davis [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Clinics have dealt with a range of victims' rights issues in trial courts, including the rights to be present, to be consulted about plea offers, to make an impact statement, to be notified of changes in defendants' detention status, to restitution, and to privacy. However, the principal issue has been victims' standing before the court to enforce their rights. In some states, standing has been acknowledged, at least in limited ways. In other states, clinics have made or are making steps toward such recognition or have been successful in representing victims without the issue being directly confronted. In one state, attorneys' ability to represent victims in criminal court is currently in serious question. This book discusses how some clinics have won significant gains at the appellate and federal court levels concerning victim standing, the rights to be consulted and heard, and the right to privacy. The authors conclude that the state clinics are beginning to fulfill the intentions of their architects and funders. All of the clinics have pushed the envelope of victims' rights in their state courts. Some have won significant victories in gaining standing for victims and expanding the definition of particular rights. Others are enjoined in the battle. But all have raised awareness of victims' rights with prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, and police officials
Cataloging source
ZBL
Dewey number
344.7303/288
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF9763
LC item number
.S43 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Davis, Robert C.
  • Rand Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (Organization)
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Victims of crimes
Label
Securing rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics, Robert C. Davis [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "MG-930-NIJ."
  • "Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development of crime victims' rights in the United States -- National Crime Victim Law Institute and clinic goals -- Victims' rights developments in clinic states -- Clinic operations -- Outreach and sources of clients -- Clinic work in trial courts -- Clinic work at the appellate level -- Implementation challenges -- Clinic successes and promising practices -- Conclusions and recommendations
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 112 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833049438
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Securing rights for victims : a process evaluation of the National Crime Victim Law Institute's victims' rights clinics, Robert C. Davis [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "MG-930-NIJ."
  • "Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The development of crime victims' rights in the United States -- National Crime Victim Law Institute and clinic goals -- Victims' rights developments in clinic states -- Clinic operations -- Outreach and sources of clients -- Clinic work in trial courts -- Clinic work at the appellate level -- Implementation challenges -- Clinic successes and promising practices -- Conclusions and recommendations
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 112 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833049438
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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