Over 30,000 laws have been passed at the federal, state, and local levels the promote victims’ rights and services, including constitutional amendments in 33 states. A victimless crime, also known as consensual crime, is any activity which does not physically harm a person or property, or to which was in fact consented, and is currently illegal if based on statutory laws. Many people object to law enforcement resources being used to combat victimless crimes like prostitution.
Your assignment this week is to answer the following :
- Research victims’ rights rules in your jurisdiction. Summarize your research in one paragraph.
- Compare victims’ rights approaches used in other jurisdictions.
- Should victims of wrongful convictions have automatic compensation for each year they were wrongly imprisoned? If so, how much?
- What remedies, if any, does your state provides the wrongfully imprisoned?
This individual work should include the following:
You may use the Internet as a reference, but remember to cite your sources.