Date of Award
Master of Arts
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This paper identifies how the victim of violent crime in the United States receives little attention from his or her government. A review of the historical developments which highlight how civilized society has taken the right to punish, negotiate, and receive direct compensation away from the methods of compensating crime victims are examined. Finally, this paper demonstrates how, by utilizing victim compensation programs, the criminal justice system will be improved and the amount of crime and number of victimizations in our society will be reduced.
Phelps, "The Need for Compensating Victims of Violent Crime" (1983). Master's Theses. 1620.