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VICTIM AND HIS CRIMINAL - A STUDY IN FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

NCJ Number
10816
Author(s)
S SCHAFER
Date Published
1968
Length
187 pages
Annotation
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF CRIMINAL-VICTIM RELATIONSHIPS, WITH A HISTORY OF VICTIMOLOGY AND THE PRACTICE OF VICTIM COMPENSATION.
Abstract
THE CRIMINAL-VICTIM RELATIONSHIP AS A CRIME FACTOR IS COVERED. A SURVEY OF MODERN COUNTRIES WHICH PROVIDE SOME FORM OF VICTIM RESTITUTION INCLUDES INFORMATION ON SWITZERLAND, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM. MENTION IS MADE OF AMERICAN EFFORTS TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION THROUGH STATE LEGISLATION AND ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS. A FINAL CHAPTER DEALS WITH THE PROBLEM OF DETERMINING RESPONSIBILITY IN THE CASE OF BOTH CRIMINAL AND VICTIM.