The victims' rights movement has only recently gained national exposure. The advances in victims' rights are seen in legislation on the federal and state levels and in various victim support groups. Through the cooperative effort of victims' rights advocates in the public and private sectors, the rights of crime victims are gradually being extended to their rightful place.
Frank Carrington and George Nicholson
The Victims' Movement: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,
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