This article examines victim compensation laws and compares the civil law approach, as exemplified by the French action civile, to the common law approach, as exemplified by the California statutory scheme. The author proposes a hybrid system as the best method of solving problems sought to be addressed by victim compensation laws.
A Comparative Study of Victim Compensation Procedures in France and the United States: A Modest Proposal,
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