As part of your role as a system-based advocate, you have been asked to assess the officers’ and other community based partners’ understanding of crime victims’ rights through conducting various surveys and individual interviews of cadets that have recently completed the academy.
For your Project 2 you will be interviewing one person in the allowable categories(below) and providing a narrative summary of your analysis of the interviewee’s understanding of the crime victims’ rights movement and the history and evolution of this movement over time. This analysis will be provided in a 4page paper that addresses the required questions and analysis below.
Allowable interviewee categories:
Law Enforcement Officer (within the civilian criminal justice system);
Following your interview, write a Narrative paper that explains your assessment of the person’s work and perspective/knowledge of victims’ rights. Include analysis on where their perspective is victim centered or could be improved.
A large part of this project is for you to see what service providers and system players do on a day-to day-basis and analyze how it impacts their perceptions of victims and/or changes their interactions with victims.
You must include at least six (6) citations to instructional course materials/reading assignments that you have accessed in the course(see below). Incorporating these supportive references into your analysis is key to demonstrating what you are learning in the course and how it helped shaped your analysis during and after the interview.
Required information to be included in the Cover Page:
Agency name (US department of treasury police officer)
Contact information for the agency
Date the interview was conducted
Agency mission/goals (Police government agency in washington DC)
Name of person(s) interviewed
Type of agency, type/number of staff, and status, e.g., nonprofit, government, faith-based
Type of clients served(government employees)
Geographic area served(washington dc )
General services provided by agency
Challenges the agency faces
The representative’s interaction with victims and the point at which she or he comes in contact with victims(Government employees and the public)
Agency activities during a “normal day” (government building)
Required analysis to include in the paper:
The required information is offered for you to use as the starting point for your interview. The following questions should be addresses somewhere in the analysis that you provide in your narrative:
How does the interviewee view the role of the victim in the pursuit of criminal justice?
What is the interviewee’s opinion of the efficiency and effectiveness of the prevailing victims’ rights laws in their jurisdiction? If there are no codified provisions for victims’ rights by statute or court rule, why do they believe no such consideration exists?
To what does the interviewee attribute the absence or reluctance of victims to participate in the criminal justice processes?
What is the interviewee’s understanding of crime victims’ rights and the history of this movement?