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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cassell & Garvin on Victims' Rights

Paul G. Cassell and Margaret Garvin (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense or Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD)) have posted Policy Paper: The Need to Enhance Victims’ Rights in the Florida Constitution to Fully Protect Crime Victims’ Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
 
Given the emerging consensus concerning victims' rights as reflected in many state constitutions as well as in federal law, Florida should not simply rest on the nearly thirty-year-old provison currently in its constitution. Instead, Florida should, through its established and recognized procedures, expand the protections contained in its provision to cover the rights reflected in provisions enacted across the country and reflected in Marsy's Law.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2018/01/cassell-garvin-on-victims-rights.html

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Comments

This law as with others constantly evolves and changes for better till a loop hole emerges, so naturally the victim must be protected, if they are currently vulnerable in any manner.

Posted by: Dan Winster | Jan 3, 2018 12:44:11 AM

If there is any lacuna in the law regarding safety of the victims then it must be definitely taken care of with new provisions or amendments.

Posted by: Paul Carrillo | Jan 3, 2018 12:46:10 AM

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