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Basic values and the victim's state of mind

Author(s)Dan-Cohen, Meir
Title Basic values and the victim's state of mind
Source California Law Review May 2000, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p759.
Date 2000
Document type Journal article
Coverage USA
Summary This article discusses the values that should be served by criminal law in the United States to the victim's state of mind. Questions considered include the significance of the victim's mental state in defining criminal liability and the extent the harmfulness or wrongfulness of an action depends on its relationship to the victim's psychology. The author discusses the utilitarian tradition which highlights the significance of a person's experience and deontology which stresses the person's will.
Keywords Victims needs; victims rights; victim's state of mind; victim's experience; dignity
Topic Victims needs; victims rights