Compensating victims of violent crime

The Authority consulted in early 2007 with Victim Support , other victims ' charities and victims ' representatives on how to improve the scheme to applicants and is considering what action to take . Communicating effectively with ...

Compensating victims of violent crime

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme provides compensation to victims of violent crime. In 2006-07, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (the Authority), which covers England, Scotland and Wales, received 61,000 applications and paid some £192 million to victims. Awards are determined by a tariff, with fixed compensation for each type of injury. Dissatisfied applicants can apply to the Authority for a review of their case and, if they remain dissatisfied, can appeal to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (the Panel), which received 2,136 appeals in 2006-07. In 2006-07, the Authority's administrative costs were £23.6 million, and the Panel's £4.9 million. This report examines whether the Authority and Panel provide a more cost effective and better quality of service than when last investigated in 2000. The report finds the Authority's service has declined, and it has not met its targets. The average time to resolve a tariff case has increased from 364 days in 1998-99 to 515 days in 2006-07. There were 81,600 unresolved cases at the Authority and 2,400 at the Panel in October 2007. Half of the applications are rejected as ineligible, and these need to be identified much earlier in the assessment process. The Authority has recently initiated a major reform programme, and has diagnosed problems with current ways of working - too bureaucratic and repetitive - and early signs are that the changes are bringing improvements. The NAO makes a number of recommendations for further improving the service to victims and on improving the efficiency of case processing and management of the caseload.

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Each Other's Victims
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Milton Travers
Categories: Youth
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher: Pocket Books

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Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement
Language: en
Pages: 14
Authors: Howard N. Snyder
Categories: Youth
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11 - Publisher: DIANE Publishing

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Compensating victims of violent crime
Language: en
Pages: 55
Authors: Great Britain: National Audit Office
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-14 - Publisher: The Stationery Office

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme provides compensation to victims of violent crime. In 2006-07, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (the Authority), which covers England, Scotland and Wales, received 61,000 applications and paid some £192 million to victims. Awards are determined by a tariff, with fixed compensation for each type of
Arson Victims: Suggestions for a System Response
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: U. S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Fire Administration
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-28 - Publisher: FEMA

This booklet seeks to link or reinforce the efforts of those who investigate and prosecute arson cases with the needs and rights of those who are the victims of arson--particularly victims of residential arson. It is addressed to police, fire officials, prosecutors, and victim/witness coordinators who are in frequent contact
Cyber Frauds, Scams and their Victims
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Mark Button, Cassandra Cross
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-14 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Crime is undergoing a metamorphosis. The online technological revolution has created new opportunities for a wide variety of crimes which can be perpetrated on an industrial scale, and crimes traditionally committed in an offline environment are increasingly being transitioned to an online environment. This book takes a case study-based approach