Rabkin, Jeremy
May 1995
New Republic;5/8/95, Vol. 212 Issue 19, p16
Contends that making the state governments liable for damages to victims of violent crimes can be an effective solution to the problem of increasing incidence of violent crimes in the U.S. Common law basis of the concept of making governments liable to citizens who become victims of violent crimes; Illustration on how the concept will apply in the U.S.; Role of the federal government in pressuring state governments to make violent crime prevention their priority; Discussion on the right of citizens to be secured from violent crimes.


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