Violent Crime and Victim Compensation: Implications for Social Justice
Smith, Hayden P., Violence and Victims
Restorative justice offers several innovative methods designed to heal the injury that the offender may have caused to the victim. One of these innovative methods is victim compensation, a form of income redistribution designed to redistribute wealth from offenders to victims of crime. Restitution, particularly through the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA), is a needs-based form of justice designed to assist the most needy victims of violent crime. Recent studies suggest that while state-level compensation programs may target poor, young, African American men, compensation at the national level tends to be received more by older, White women who experienced domestic violence. The author suggests …
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Publication information: Article title: Violent Crime and Victim Compensation: Implications for Social Justice. Contributors: Smith, Hayden P. - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 21. Issue: 3 Publication date: June 2006. Page number: 307+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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