Chapter 18 Notes

Chapter 18 Notes - Chapter 18: Victims Rights KeyTerms:

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Chapter 18: Victims’ Rights Key Terms: Restitution:  Court-ordered sanction that involves payment of compensation by the defendant to  the victim for injuries suffered as a result of the defendant’s criminal activity.  Symbolic Restitution:  A beneficial service to the community that the defendant is ordered to  perform because of his or her criminal misconduct.  Victim compensation:  payments made to the victims in an attempt to lessen the impact of the  crime upon them.  Victim Impact Statement:  Statements which victims or victim representatives are permitted to  submit for court consideration at sentencing time.  Victim Service Provider:  Organizations that provide services for victims of a crime.  HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES GAINS AND LOSSES -Lack of funding by the federal government caused many community-based victim organizations  and service providers to cease operations.  INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS -From 1982-1986, victims’ organizations began to use media to increase public awareness of  crime and victim issues.  INCREASED PROFESSIONALISM -From 1984 to the present, the victims’ movement has been characterized by an increase in the  professionalism of its advocates and providers. 
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Chapter 18 Notes - Chapter 18: Victims Rights KeyTerms:

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