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The Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996
Record ID:
19379
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
1997
Author:
Fourfouris-Mack, Cornelia ;
Source:
LIJ (1997) 71 No 10
Date_of_entry:
23/10/1997
Legislation:
Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1983
Notes:
Article reviews the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 and compares the Criminal Injuries Act 1983. Consideration is given to the impact the new Act will have on compensation awarded to victims of crime. ; Expanded definition of victim - narrowing of categories for potential claimants - primary victims - related victims - compensation for distress - assistance for funeral expenses - limits on assistance - applications - time for making application - evidence - tribunal awards - interim awards - mandatory refusal of application - refund of award - recovery of assistance paid under the new act - variation of award - costs - appeal to the AAT
Section:
Articles
Month:
October


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