Summary: S.Con.Res.130 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/16/1990)

Calls for States to adopt as goals of a Victims of Crime Bill of Rights to: (1) treat victims with compassion and respect, and protect them from the accused, throughout the criminal justice process; (2) require the person convicted of the crime to provide at least partial compensation to the victim for damages resulting from the crime; (3) grant victims the right to reasonable assurance that the accused will be tried in an expeditious manner, the right to be present at all proceedings related to the offense, except under certain circumstances, and the right to information about the conviction, sentencing, and imprisonment of the person who committed the crime; (4) give victims a statutorily-designated advisory role in decisions involving prosecutorial discretion and in deciding the early release status of the person convicted; (5) reform the exclusionary rule; and (6) ensure that victims will never be forced to endure again the consequences of the original crime.