The emergence of the victims rights movement led to

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The emergence of the victims' rights movement led to passage of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) in 1984, which provided funds for victim assistance programs, victim compensation, and discretionary funding for research on victim needs. In 1988, Congress amended the Victims of Crime Act and created the Office for Victims of Crime to provide leadership and funding on behalf of victims. Restitution involves the court, as part of a sentence in a criminal case, ordering a defendant to compensate the victim for losses suffered because of the crime. All states have laws providing that
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Specialized Courts Paper 5 convicted defendants pay restitution to their victims. Public policy favors imposing restitution as part of a sentence to force the offender to answer directly for the consequences of the crime. Conclusion In the future, the amount of specialized courts will just continue to increase and decrease when it comes to drug court. The decrease will be marijuana because states already have the right to smoke and sell marijuana in companies and that increase will continue to place a burden on the criminal justice system and court agencies. They will have to find ways to continue to adapt in this increased demand to maintain an effective criminal justice system. Additionally, with the ever-changing rights that are afforded to victims in the criminal justice process, all criminal justice professionals will need to ensure they are maintaining victim rights as that seems to be becoming a focus of today’s society.
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Specialized Courts Paper 6 References About Specialized Courts. (2018) Retrieved from - advantages-disadvantages-specialized-courts.html Drug Courts. (2018). Retrieved from - dealing-and-drug-sales-charges.html and - courts/pages/welcome.aspx Victims’ Rights. (2018). Retrieved from - victimization/Pages/rights.aspx and - victims-crime.html
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