Once an individual has become a victim of a crime, there is the mystique of the victim not knowing how the criminal justice system operates and what role the victim plays in the system. The police chief of Anytown Police Department has tasked you to put together an instructional document that would explain to a victim about the criminal justice system. Your are tasked with compiling this document.
Draft a paper that depicts the various roles and responsibilities of the various components of the criminal justice system as they relate to victims: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Include what civil proceedings a victim may seek against an offender. Finally, include a section that describes a victimâ€™s advocacy program, as well as highlights the services and activities provided to crime victims.
- Your paper should contain the following sections discussing each in reference to victims, roles, and responsibilities:
- Law enforcement
- Civil Court proceedings
- Victimâ€™s advocacy programs
- Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.