Crimes Against Americans

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The Rights of Victims
Stephanie Freeman
Kaplan University

The Rights of Victims More than 10 million Americans become victims of crime every year. One group of people who seem to have the most victims than any other group is those who are not legal to be in our country.
They feel that nothing will be done because they are not citizens of the United States. More than 67% of
Immigrants don’t report crime out of fear of retaliation, or because they don’t know how the laws for in
The United States also there is problems with Language barriers. I feel that there could also be a concern
Because maybe they have had a bad experience with their local law enforcement.

In 2004, victims of crimes received benefits totaling $426 million (National Association of Crime Victim
Compensation Boards, 2006). That is a lot of money that we could be using elsewhere for example helping families of law enforcent officers that have been killed in the line of duty. Crime victims experience a lot of physical and emotional and financial hardships (Newmark, 2004). The United
States continues to do research on the immigrants being victimized by our judicial system. Most of the victims do not report the crimes they would rather live with what has happened to them than involve the law enforcement in their lives this is sad because one day they might really need help and not get the help they need. I feel that we should do something about this growing problem. One thing we could do is make more resources available to the victims. I also feel there should be a way that we make them feel more comfortable in our country. Millions of Americans are victims to crime every year. The victims of the crimes should have rights which would entitle them to special benefits which would help them while they would be going through the tough time of a crime.
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