Repairing the Harm: a new vision for crime victim compensation in America

 
Author(s)Herman, Susan and Waul, Michelle
Title Repairing the Harm: a new vision for crime victim compensation in America
Source The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington DC July 2004.
Date 2004
Document type Research report
Coverage USA
Summary This report was prepared as a result of the National Roundtable on Victim Compensation held in 2003, and additional commissioned reports. The report looks at a number of questions relating to compensation, including: the purpose of compensation; whether compensation should be tailored to individual needs or set according to the crime; which crimes should victims be compensated for; and how should compensation be funded. The compensation provisions in America are examined, together with the compensation schemes in the United Kingdom, Victoria, Australia and Europe. The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund is also discussed. A new vision of victim compensation is proposed, with ten core principles.
Keywords Compensation; financial assistance
Topic

Compensation