Friday, November 18, 2011
Mary Margaret Giannini (Associate Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law) has posted The Swinging Pendulum of Victims’ Rights: The Enforceability of Indiana’s Victims’ Rights Laws (Indiana Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2001) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This note provides an overview of Indiana's victims' rights amendment and associated legislation. The note highlights how, as is common in many states, it is difficult for victims to enforce their rights due to lack of standing in the criminal process. The note advocates that the state of Indiana provide victims with mandaums relief, as well as with the creation of victims' rights ombudsman.