Sources of compensation to cover the damage suffered by crime victims

Sources of compensation to cover the damage suffered by crime victims

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Summary

Which sources of compensation cover the damage suffered by crime victims? To what extent do the financial compensation of crime damage and redress from the offender actually take place? And to what extent are public costs involved? Those questions have been explored in this study. With regard to the four main sources of compensation – private insurance, social security, the Violent Offences Compensation Fund (Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven), redress from the offender – the legal bases have been mapped out: who is entitled to compensation and at what level? By which means can claims be enforced? How is the source of compensation financed? Subsequently, it is investigated what can be said about the amount of compensation and redress, and about the public costs involved in this. These questions are posed against the background of the increasing policy attention that has been devoted to compensation for victims of criminal offences in recent years.

Publication data

Author(s):
Hebly, M.R., Lindernbergh, S.D., Visscher, L.T., Desmet, P.T.M.
Organization(s):
Erasmus University Rotterdam - School of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Rotterdam
Publisher:
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam - School of Law
Year of publication:
2020

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