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2011-09-28 10:36:53

A new study into victim´s satisfaction with the criminal justice system has found many victims feel their involvement in the justice system adds to their feelings of loss and trauma A new study into victim's satisfaction with the criminal justice system has found many victims feel their involvement in the justice system adds to their feelings of loss and trauma. The study is an Australian first with the University of Melbourne and Victim Support Australia joining forces to ask...

2009-04-06 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the tragedy in Binghamton, N.Y., the U.S. Department of Justice set up two toll-free telephone numbers and is providing funding to assist victims and their families. Through the Department's Office of Justice Program's Office for Victims of Crime and the FBI's Office of Victims Assistance, the Department is providing federal assistance to the New York Crime Victims Board and on-site assistance to the Binghamton Crime Victims...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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