(Social engagement and civic responsibility)
Why might it be important for victims to be involved and to have the ability to weigh-in on the sentencing and appropriate punishment for the convicted party who victimized them?
Why might it be important to give
certified crime victims something akin to civil rights?
What should the consequences for the government be if they violate of the CVRA?
Quick read on CVRA by former federal judge and current
law professor Paul Cassell