victim's rights

victim's rights

rights which must be accorded to certain victims of crime in some circumstances, in England and Wales. This includes the duty on the probation board to advise a victim of a sexual or violent crime where the offender is the subject of a hospital order of the right to make representations on certain matters and to receive information, in particular about licence conditions and the like, especially in the event of release on licence and where there maybe contact with the victim or his family. A similar regime applies if a transfer order is to be made.
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Killed by Charles Manson's followers, Sharon Tate became the face of victim's rights
For the new edition, the authors have added material on the Crime Victim's Rights Act of 2004, the aforementioned chapter on domestic violence criminal procedures, and a significant number of new federal and state cases.
It considers several possible courtroom roles for the Office of Victim's Rights which likely remain legal under Cooper and concludes by recommending that the Alaska Legislature act to clarify the role of the Office of Victim's Rights in the court system.
Henderson, Lynne, Revisiting Victim's Rights, 1999 UTAH L.
101) However, a written report must be prepared if the victims' advocate's findings are critical of a justice agency or person or it has been determined that a justice agency or person has denied a crime victim's rights protected under Alaska law.
It would have provided crime victims with the right to be informed of and to be present at proceedings; to be heard at sentencing including the right to object to a previously negotiated plea; to be informed of the offender's release or escape, to a speedy trial free from unreasonable delay, full restitution from the convicted offender, reasonable measures to protect the victim from violence or intimation from the accused and notice of the victim's rights.