All states have enacted crime victim rights statutes, with varying levels of scope and application, and 33 states have constitutional amendments related to crime victims. One of the complaints about crime victim rights is that they are regarded as being a “right without a remedy.”
Examine the crime victim rights statutes in Minnesota then address the following in a 2-3 page paper:
- What is the strength of the statutory and/or constitutional provisions in your state regarding crime victims?
- Highlight one right that you think is especially important for victims?
- What recourse do victims have if their rights are not upheld?
- What can be done to ensure that victims’ rights are upheld?