Presentation Title

Financial Assistance For Victims of Crime

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented Friday March 31, 2017

Abstract

Violent crimes happen all around the world and are constantly making headlines. According to the Government of British Columbia, in 2015 there was an increase in violent crime rates both in British Columbia and Canada. Because of this increase, it is good to be aware and be educated, and to understand what financial support one would get if one were to become a victim of crime. Statistics Canada describes victims as both primary and secondary victims of crime; for this presentation we will be discussing only primary victims of crime which are ''those who were the direct target of the crime'' (Kong, 2004). Some examples of crimes are attempted murder, sexual assault offences, robbery, abduction, breaking and entering ; although these are very hard things to go through it is good to know what financial supports are accessible. The main objective of this presentation is to determine if victims of crime have easy access to financial support in British Columbia. Following a literature review, it was determined that financial support is accessible for victims of crime. Upon further research it was found that while financial supports are accessible, the problem remains that many people do not know about the resources.

Department

Social Work

Faculty Advisor

Sasha Kondrashov

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Financial Assistance For Victims of Crime

Violent crimes happen all around the world and are constantly making headlines. According to the Government of British Columbia, in 2015 there was an increase in violent crime rates both in British Columbia and Canada. Because of this increase, it is good to be aware and be educated, and to understand what financial support one would get if one were to become a victim of crime. Statistics Canada describes victims as both primary and secondary victims of crime; for this presentation we will be discussing only primary victims of crime which are ''those who were the direct target of the crime'' (Kong, 2004). Some examples of crimes are attempted murder, sexual assault offences, robbery, abduction, breaking and entering ; although these are very hard things to go through it is good to know what financial supports are accessible. The main objective of this presentation is to determine if victims of crime have easy access to financial support in British Columbia. Following a literature review, it was determined that financial support is accessible for victims of crime. Upon further research it was found that while financial supports are accessible, the problem remains that many people do not know about the resources.