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(Sep 02, 2008) The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, a body responsible for administering the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in England and Wales, recently reduced the amount of compensation awarded to 14 victims of rape. The Authority claimed that the women's "excessive consumption of alcohol" was a contributing factor in the rapes and that the compensation they received would be reduced accordingly. One woman received £8,250 (approximately US$16,000), down from £11,000; however, she successfully appealed this decision and received the original amount. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claimed the scheme was applied incorrectly and that it was adjusted properly on appeal. Government ministers have called for an independent review of the administration of the scheme. (Lucy Bogustawski, Rape Compensation Cut for Drunk Victims, THE INDEPENDENT (London), Aug. 12, 2008, available at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
rape-compensation-cut-for-drunk-victims-891816.html; Richard Ford, Dozens More Rape Compensation Payouts Cut as Victims Had Been Drinking, THE TIMES (London), Aug. 13, 2008, available at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4517962.ece.)
|Author:||Clare Feikert-Ahalt More by this author|
|Topic:||Crime and law enforcement More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||England and Wales More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 09/02/2008