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Victim Services

Compensation awarded to crime victims
dates as far back as the Hammurabi Code, in ancient Babylonia. This law
provided for compensation to robbery victims equal to the amount that was
stolen, in the event that the robber is not caught. In the US, state
compensation programs were the first form of modern victim services, beginning
in the 1960s. These programs were essentially designed to help economically
disadvantaged victims (Young, 2003). By the late 1970s, compensation programs
targeted all victims, regardless of financial need (Justice Solutions, 2004).

Other victim services involve crisis
intervention by professional therapists, mental health workers, social workers,
and other mental health professionals, which can be critical to the recovery
for violent crime victims. Many models of crisis intervention have been
developed, but all include some common principles: quickly assessing the
victim’s problems and resources, and identifying coping mechanisms to help the
victim return to normal functioning behavior (Davis et al., 2013). 

In addition to addressing mental
health needs, crisis intervention agencies may often provide practical help for
crime victims, such as shelter for battered women, or lock repair. Safe
Horizon, a New York City victim service agency, provides a good example that
helps victims with a wide variety of needs, from individual counseling to
address the trauma of violent crime, to arranging for child care or assisting
victims in their interactions with the courts. Safe Horizon also provides
counseling in schools and shelters to help children who are witnesses to crimes
(Davis et al., 2013).

For this Discussion, select one of
the victims in the Interactive Community. Then review your state’s compensation
programs and identify services appropriate for that victim. If you do not live
in the United States, review any compensation in your area of residence. Think
about services not available in your state that might be beneficial for the
victim. Finally, review compensation programs provided in other states to get
ideas and make comparisons.


Post by
Day
1 a description of
the victim you selected and identify the state in which you live. Then describe
services available in your state for that type of victim. Explain the degree to
which you think the services are adequate. Finally, explain any services not
available in your state that might be beneficial for the victim.



One and a half
page with at least two reference….


It
is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment.
Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an
explanation from the readings.


To
get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for
this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules
3) create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and
4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.


REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES
AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.

MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION

Readings

  • Davis, R.
    C., Lurigio, A. J., & Herman, S. (Eds.). (2013). Victims of crime.
    (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    • Chapter 1,
      “Sexual Violence Victimization of Women, Men, Youth and Children”
    • Chapter 10,
      “The Key Contributions of Family, Friends, and Neighbors”
  • Cheung, M.,
    Leung, P., & Tsui, V. (2009). Asian male domestic violence victims:
    Services exclusive for men. Journal of Family Violence, 24(7),
    447–462.
        
  • Potocky, M.
    (2010). Effectiveness of services for victims of international human
    trafficking: An exploratory evaluation. Journal of Immigrant and
    Refugee Studies, 8
    (4), 359–385.
        
  • Sims, B.,
    Yost, B., & Abbott, C. (2005). Use and nonuse of victim services
    programs: Implications from a statewide survey of crime victims. Criminology
    and Public Policy, 4
    (2), 361–383.
        
  • Sullivan,
    C. M. (2011). Evaluating domestic violence support service programs: Waste
    of time, necessary evil, or opportunity for growth? Aggression and
    Violent Behavior, 16
    (4), 354–360.
        

Media

  • Laureate
    Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Victim services. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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