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Victims Rights

Holding the Media Accountable, One Phone Call at a Time

Philip Russo | Posted 07.25.2014 | Media
Philip Russo

News media now seems more interested in showcasing the faces of demented killers and talking about the gory details without any regard for the feelings of the victims.

Kids On Hook For Limitless Sums After Crimes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.22.2014 | Teen
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This story is part of Double Charged, a special report on the U.S. juvenile justice system produced by Youth Radio. Ricky Brum standing near the sco...

The Hidden Fallout of Rape

Julie Gray | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime
Julie Gray

Rape. One of the ugliest words in the English -- or any language. Coupled with -ist and added to "distant relative of mine," the word provokes a n...

The Murder of Innocence

David Protess | Posted 02.05.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Exonerations can be bittersweet for family members of murder victims.

9/11, BP Spill Victims Advocate Helps Those Affected By Indiana Stage Collapse

AP | By CHARLES WILSON | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact

BY CHARLES WILSON, Associated Press -- Indiana officials turned Wednesday to the man who oversaw victims compensation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks a...

Rich 'Protected More Than Victims'

Posted 09.05.2011 | Home

Press Association -- The current courts system protects the rich and wealthy more than it does the families of murder victims, the victims' tsar has s...

Meeting the Needs of Crime Victims

Pat Nolan | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Pat Nolan

Crime harms people, and it should be our goal to repair that damage. The needs of victims of crime are often ignored in our justice system. Most offen...

Without Witness and Victim Protection, No Hope for Justice in Sri Lanka

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

In many developing Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, the failure to pass and enforce victim and witness protection laws remains one of the major obstacles to the rule of law.

How Crime Victims Become Crime Survivors

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

I attended the annual "Survive and Thrive" 5k run/walk event put on by a group called Crime Survivors. Note that it's not crime victims -- it's crime survivors.

The Kennedy Option; A Matter of Life and Death

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shannyn Moore

For Ted's decades-long fight, and the daily struggle of people like Lennie, a woman who sees her struggle over health care as more horrific than a machete attack, we must pass a "Kennedy Option."