ERIC Number: ED245162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-28
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Crime on the Elderly. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Aging of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on Examining the Impact of Crime on the Elderly, Focusing on Federal Assistance to Help States Compensate Victims of Crime, and to Review Implementation of the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-291).
This document contains testimony from the Congressional hearing on the impact of crime on the elderly. Following a brief introduction to the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime, and the Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982 by Senator Grassley, testimony is given by Congressional and nondepartmental witnesses. Senator Heinz's prepared statement on crime and the elderly and the proposed Crime Victim Assistance Act of 1983 is provided. Representatives of the Department of Justice present testimony on the Department's implementation of the Victim and Witness Protection Act and the proposed 1983 legislation. The American Bar Association's views on victim compensation and the proposed 1983 legislation are given, including the contents of the Uniform Crime Victims Reparations Act. An analysis of American programs of victim compensation is given by the Center for Criminal Justice, Harvard Law School. Representatives of the New York State Crime Victims Board and the Iowa Department of Public Safety present their views on the incidence of crime and the elderly, specific conditions of the elderly which may lead to victimization, compensation programs, particularly in Iowa, and the government's role. Representatives of the National Organization for Victims Assistance and the American Association of Retired Persons present testimony on victim assistance and the elderly in respect to eight service stages, from injury through post-sentencing of the criminal. (BL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Victim and Witness Protection Act 1982; Victim Compensation
Note: Some pages may be marginally legible because of small print.