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European Union Adopts Law to Put Crime Victims First in 27 Countries! (post 31)

On October 4th, 2012, the European Union made history by adopting a new directive to establish minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime across 27 sovereign nations. The Directive will Advance Victim Rights for 500 Million People.

It will ensure that all victims of crime in Europe will have access to information and assistance and will be able to get these across national borders. Certain basic rights in criminal proceedings will be guaranteed and protection provided, particularly for women, children and vulnerable victims.

The standards are not just more political wishful thinking. They have teeth to get them implemented, including training, sharing of best practices, and data designed to evaluate whether victims needs are met.

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Prevent violence with less beer and fewer handguns (post 26)

¨1.The more beer consumed per capita, the higher the rates of assault per capita – so North American policies on restricting alcohol are better than those in Western Europe;¨
¨2.Rates of handgun ownership correlate highly with increased risk of personal victimization – so European and Canadian policies on restricting availability of handguns are better than those in the USA;¨

Some recent conclusions from prize winning victim advocate who analyzes international data on trends in victimization to identify actions that have reduced violence …

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