Who should bear the financial and social costs of the consequences of crime? In answer to this question, this book offers a comprehensive review of the public and private benefits currently available to compensate victims for the losses suffered as a result of crime. The author analyzes the social philosophy and legislative policy behind such remedies as restitution, private insurance, and civil litigation, notes their histories and their limitations, and makes recommendations for ways that each can be improved.
About the Author:
SUSAN KISS SARNOFF has worked in the field of crime victim advocacy for the past two decades. She is a founder and former director of the Adelphi Resource Center for Crime Victim Advocates at Adelphi University.