Title

A Plan of Action for Victims' Rights Week Events

Publication Date

3-1-2009

Type of Culminating Activity

Thesis

Degree Title

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Department

Criminal Justice

Major Advisor

Mary K. Stohr

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief review of victims' rights from a historical and legal perspective. Most importantly, I will also provide a template for planning a victims' rights week event. I explore legislation pertaining to victims' rights and victims' rights week programs in the community, and provide an outline for the planning and execution of a local victims' rights week event. Although, sample events held in Idaho are utilized, as examples of how a victims' rights week event might be conducted, the plan here is to develop a victims' rights week template that is generalizable to a medium sized metropolitan area, which includes a diverse population and a major university.

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