Victims Rights GUESTS: Marlene Young Executive Director, National Organization for Victims Assistance Leslie Hagin Legislative Affairs Director and Counsel, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Today there are no national standards to protect the rights of crime victims.But a proposed constitutional amendment would grant victims the same rights as criminal defendants -- for example, the right to be present at court proceedings and the right to a speedy trial. Some states have passed victims rights legislation, but the rules are haphazardly enforced. Join Ray Suarez totalk about how a constitutional amendment on victims rights might affect criminal justice proceedings.
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Victims Rights

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Victims Rights

Victims Rights

Victims Rights

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GUESTS: Marlene Young Executive Director, National Organization for Victims Assistance Leslie Hagin Legislative Affairs Director and Counsel, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Today there are no national standards to protect the rights of crime victims.But a proposed constitutional amendment would grant victims the same rights as criminal defendants — for example, the right to be present at court proceedings and the right to a speedy trial. Some states have passed victims rights legislation, but the rules are haphazardly enforced. Join Ray Suarez totalk about how a constitutional amendment on victims rights might affect criminal justice proceedings.