Victims and Restitution
When crimes are committed in the Criminal Justice system often times the offender is caught, arrested, and sentenced; what one forgets is that the victim is actually the one that has the life sentence as he/she will be scarred for life. One never asks after a case has closed and justice has been served if the victim will be able to function in society normally or if they will themselves engage into crime, as many times the effect of being victims of a crime can change their lives; one wonders what happens to them when they survive a crime where they were supposed to die. In order to answer this question we should not worry about the verdict of the case but rather the health and psychological status of the victim.
The definition of a victim is a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action; just the simple word victim must be alarming because when I myself hear the word victim I automatically think something went wrong and that someone got hurt, and more times than not that is what happened. The victim experiences a lot of psychological problems as a result of being hurt, harmed, or injured as a result of being attacked whether is by a loved one or someone they don’t even know; as a result of this the victim may or may not be able to live a normal life depending on how tragic the event in which they were involved has impacted their life. My position on the victims of crimes is that they will always remember the event that happened to them and that many times the courts and justice systems are more concerned about finding the offenders compared to the victim who receives minimal attention.
In my opinion there’s a lot to be done in order to help the victim get through the tough times of trying to accept the fact that the event did actually happen and that it is not a dream and helping them understand that there is help whether...