Washington, DC (Feb 18, 2023) – In a recent article published by Reason, author Ilya Somin examines the implications of defining the term “victim” in crime victims’ rights enactments. Somin argues that the definition of “victim” is often too broad, and can lead to unintended consequences. He suggests that a more precise definition of the term should be used in order to ensure that the rights of victims are properly protected.
Somin points out that the definition of “victim” is often used to determine who is eligible for certain rights and benefits, such as restitution or access to counseling services. He argues that a broad definition of the term can lead to unintended consequences, such as allowing people who are not actually victims of a crime to receive benefits. He suggests that a more precise definition of the term should be used in order to ensure that the rights of victims are properly protected.
Somin also argues that the definition of “victim” should be based on the facts of the case, rather than on the subjective feelings of the person claiming to be a victim. He suggests that the definition should be based on objective criteria, such as whether the person suffered physical or financial harm as a result of the – Wasatch Defense Lawyers does not represent any parties mentioned above, nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story, or are in need of a legal consultation, contact us through our website or by calling (801) 980-9965 – Source: “My Article on Defining the Term ‘Victim’ in Crime Victims’ Rights Enactments,” Reason, February 21, 2023.
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