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Week 6: Professional Standards and the Future

Victims’ rights have advanced significantly over the last many decades, but the journey is far from over. The ethical treatment and rights of victims remain important issues in the field of victimology. Many states have passed victims’ bill of rights statutes that seek to deliver victims fair treatment under the law. The provisions of the bills include being handled with fairness, dignity, and respect; being notified in a timely manner about judicial proceedings related to the crime; and protection from harassment, among several other rights. This week, you examine how victims’ rights affect specific roles in the criminal justice system, and how that relationship may change professional standards. In addition, you analyze how technology or media changes the role of the victim.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Analyze the effect of crime victims’ rights on the roles and standards of criminal justice professionals

Predict how the roles of victims might expand in the criminal justice system

Analyze how technology and media affect the role of the victim

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Discussion: Professional Standards and the Future

As victims’ rights have become more prominent and relevant to actions taken and decisions made throughout the criminal justice system, consider how various roles may or may not change in response. Some of these changes may be logistical or operational, but others may necessitate a shift in how professionals interact with victims, changing the concepts of professional standards, ethics, and the influence of technology and media. In this Discussion, you critically reflect on these issues.

To prepare:

Select a criminal justice role that is affected by victim’s rights.

Post a response to the following:

Explain how crime victims’ rights affect your selected role and the role’s professional standards.

How might the continuing evolution of the victim change the professional standards of the criminal justice role you selected?

Explain how technology or media has changed or will change the role of the victim.

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Week 6 Discussion

Criminal Justice Role That Is Affected by Victim’s Rights

Lawyer (Defense or Prosecution)

How Victims’ Rights Affect A Lawyer and The Lawyers Professional Standards

Crime victims have rights just as every individual has rights and the rights of a crime victim

can affect a lawyer. Justifiable homicide, for instance, is a concept that is the right of a victim

that can affect a lawyer. Justifiable homicide is considered an excusable killing that does not

merit punishment when situations arise where the victim of a crime killed their assailant to

protect themselves (Karmen, 2020). A perfect example of justifiable homicide is the case of a

woman ‘Heather’ who was being held at gunpoint was moments away from being raped, she

struggled so hard against her assailant that he lost control over his gun that he dropped it and she

quickly picked it up blindly shooting her assailant, killing him (Gallman, 2015). Even if someone

involved in that case (indirect victim) wanted to press charges against the female, the lawyer

hired would have a difficult time convincing the judge and jury that the woman committed the

crime in anything other than self-defense. Depending on the crime the victim is affected by

depends on the rights that they have and in turn depends on how a lawyer can proceed with their

job.

How Does Continuing Evolution of The Victim Change the Professional Standards of a

Lawyer?

The continuing evolution of a victim changes the professional standards of lawyers because

as an individual goes through evolution the standards of how a lawyer has to go through its own

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evolution. A lawyer cannot defend a victim or prosecute an offender with outdated laws and

policies.

How Technology/Media Has Changed the Role of the Victim

Technology/media has changed the role of the victim for the better but also the worse. To

further explain, with so many people in the world owning a smartphone and being obsessed with

recording every conflict or controversial thing they see it can either help a victim or turn a

situation sour for a victim. A case that made recent news was of a woman who accused a teenage

boy of stealing her phone and assaulted the boy trying to take his phone convinced that it was

hers. This entire altercation was not only caught on the boy’s fathers’ phone, but it was also

caught on the security cameras of the hotel that the altercation happened in. In this situation the

‘victim’ was the offender (she left her phone in an uber and it was returned to her) and the

‘offender’ was the victim, and all of this was known not because of a ‘he said, she said’ situation

like it would have been before the use of technology/media.

References

Gallman, S. (2015, July 28). Woman kills attacker in self-defense; may have unknowingly killed

serial killer. KRNV: News 4. https://mynews4.com/news/local/woman-kills-attacker-in-

self-defense-may-have-unknowingly-killed-serial-killer.

Karmen, A. (2020). Crime victims: An introduction to victimology (10th ed.). Boston, MA:

Cengage Learning.

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