Consider the effects of the grueling criminal justice process upon the victim of a crime. Why is it important for victim services providers to understand the criminal justice system? Please fully explain your response and provide examples to illustrate your points.
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National policies must be enacted at the Federal, state and
local levels to elevate victims to their rightful standing as integral, viable
participants in all stages of the criminal justice process. This can be
accomplished through the passage of constitutional amendments. A constitutional
amendment eliminates any threat to the victim of losing the right to be heard
based upon infringements of the convicted offender's constitutional rights.
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