By Mary Boland
Do not turn into A sufferer of the felony approach when you've got been the sufferer of a criminal offense, your involvement with the justice approach is simply starting. As a criminal offense sufferer, you may have definite rights and tasks in the legal justice method in addition to the chance to hunt your individual justice and obtain repayment in your accidents via civil court docket lawsuits. Crime Victim's advisor to Justice explains every little thing you must be aware of to get justice. : - document a criminal offense and get the police to enquire your case - search clinical and emotional support for your self - successfully testify at trial and sentencing -Pursue a civil case opposed to your assailant to win repayment crucial details ON: - discovering support while you are in an emotional quandary - acquiring crime victim's repayment - How the courtroom process works and what to anticipate - Your rights as a sufferer - and lots more and plenty extra ... "The feeling of powerlessness felt through the sufferer of a mindless crime could be alleviated to some extent by way of analyzing [Boland's] causes and advice." - Booklist "Crime Victim's consultant to Justice may be at the reference shelf of each neighborhood library, social providers organization, neighborhood prone heart, felony information place of work, and felony legislation library within the country." - Bookwatch "[This e-book] provide you with the data and gear to forge forward if anything occurs to you." - New girl
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Waiting to Report In cases of violence between acquaintances, domestic violence, rape, and child abuse, it is not unusual for the victim to wait hours, days, months, or even years before notifying police. Although the police are primarily trained to investigate current reports of crime, many departments encourage citizens to report older cases as a way of solving repeat crimes. A criminal may continue to attack victims, developing a pattern over time, but police cannot begin to recognize it as a pattern unless victims report the crimes.
If you are a family member or loved one, be sure to bring clothing for the victim to the hospital. It can often help to regain a sense of control to have your own clothing after the emergency medical treatment is finished. qxp:99 Foreclosure temp 5/27/08 10:33 AM Page 33 The Police 33 The Police Investigation Police are responsible for taking crime reports, investigating, collecting evidence, and apprehending suspects. Investigation includes questioning the victim and all witnesses to the crime, and identifying, collecting, and analyzing evidence to prove the existence of the crime.
In 1998, the federal government made identity theft a federal crime, and the majority of states have also passed laws criminalizing identify theft. gov/idtheft. You may also call the FTC at 877-438-4338 for more information about this crime, its prevention, and its remedies. Technology and Victims Technology can help victims participate in their cases. EXAMPLE In the Oklahoma bombing of April 1995 in which 168 victims died and over five hundred more were injured, new technology allowed victims in Oklahoma to watch the defendants’ trials in Colorado on closed-circuit television.
Crime Victim's Guide to Justice, 3E (Crime Victims' Guide to Justice) by Mary Boland