Victim Indemnification: A Study of the Issue of State Compensation to Victims of Crime
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To comment that the state of Mich1gan 18 not among the states which presently have victim-oriented legislation is not to say that the state government has completely ignored this issue. Rather it is to suggest that perhaps the state government has not given this issue the amount of attention that 1t deserves. Many aspects of this complex issue can be clarified by organizing and. interpreting the existing literature on the topic into an intelligible presentation. In addition, an analysis of existing state compensation plans with special emphasis on their strengths and weaknesses can be very helpful in gaining further insight into the mechanics of this concept. Intens1ve study of a small group of victims and aggressors from which useful generalizations can be generated can further clarify the complexities of victim-oriented legislation. Finally a synthesis of these approaches into a piece of draft legislation can perhaps be most beneficial to those interested in understanding and acting upon the issue of compensation to victims of crime. I have adopted this four step approach outlined above with the firm conviction that it is the procedure most likely to produce the level of understanding which is needed before a program allowing the compensation of victims of crime can be established in the state of Michigan.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.
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