Crime victims have certain rights and obligations within the criminal justice system—and opportunities to seek justice outside the criminal process through litigation in civil court. This books explains the legal system in clear language and our rights and duties as they relate to various matters.
This new edition includes updated statute information for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. A new section on crime mapping explains to the consumer how to take control of his/her own neighborhood through information. Websites and email addresses that can be used as resources as well as information explaining how to evaluate a website, are included in a new section of this title.