TITLE

VICTIM JUSTICE

PUB. DATE
April 1995
SOURCE
New Republic;4/17/95, Vol. 212 Issue 16, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the anguish expressed by the victims at the trial of Colin Ferguson in Long Island, New York and the dispassionate forum of public sentencing. Argument that personal therapy is not a defensible purpose of criminal trials; Impact of the passage of the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982; Objection to allowing victims to speak at sentencing; Reasons why judges and juries must be personally impartial; Need of victims of crimes to have opportunities to find catharsis.
ACCESSION #
9504057625

 

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