Victims Of The North Carolina

779 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
There is no doubt that Victim Rights have dramatically changed for the better since the 1960s, and that also applies to the State of North Carolina. North Carolina is not where it needs to be in terms of Victim Rights, but it is has certainly advanced in the topic over the years since it was first established. North Carolina, along with every other state in the United States, has recognized that victims need assistance when they are or a loved one is involved in a crime. Our textbook has shown that victims experience all different types of emotions when they are in fact victims. These emotions include: fear, guilt, loneliness, powerlessness, isolation and helplessness, just to name a few (Wallace & Roberson, 2015). Victims also face direct property loss, medical and mental health care, needed victim services, lost workdays, lost school days, pain and suffering, loss of affection, death, and legal costs associated with tort claims and second-generation loss (Wallace & Roberson, 2015). It is ridiculous that “violent crime and its resulting injuries account for 3 percent of all US medical spending “(Wallace & Roberson, 2015). “Victims usually suffer three types of losses. They are as follows:
• Out-of-pocket expenses such as medical cost and property loss
• Reduced productivity at work because of sick days, attending trial, and so forth
• Nonmonetary losses such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life”. (Wallace & Roberson, 2015).
It has been reported in…
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