Note: Our cases have focused on fraud victims and their right to restitution, and the links below are generally limited to those issues. For other crime victims rights issues, see the website of the National Crime Victim Law Institute.
18 U.S.C. § 3663 – discretionary restitution
18 U.S.C. § 3663A – Mandatory Victim Restitution Act
18 U.S.C. § 3664 – restitution procedure
18 U.S.C. § 3771 – Crime Victims’ Rights Act
28 C.F.R. 9.1 – Remission, authority and purpose
28 C.F.R. 9.2 – Definitions
28 C.F.R. 9.4 – Petitions in judicial forfeiture cases.
28 C.F.R. 9.5 – Criteria governing administrative and judicial remission and mitigation
28 C.R.F. 9.6 – Special rules for specific petitioners
28 C.F.R. 9.7 – Terms and conditions of remission and mitigation
28 C.F.R. 9.8 – Provisions applicable to victims
28 C.F.R. 9.9 – Miscellaneous Provisions (including priority of payment from forfeited assets)
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance, DOJ May 2005
Congressional Research Service Report, “Restitution in Federal Criminal Cases”, August 17, 2007
DOJ Asset Forfeiture Policy Manual (2008)
Court-Ordered Restitution Amounts Far Exceed Likely Collections for the Crime Victims in Selected Financial Fraud Cases” (highlights) (January 2005)
“Crime Victims’ Rights Act: Increasing Awareness, Modifying the Complaint Process, and Enhancing Compliance Monitoring Will Improve Implementation of the Act” (December 2008)
National Crime Victim Law Institute,“A Review of the American Bar Association’s Guidelines for Fair Treatment of Crime Victims and Witnesses”
National Crime Victim Law Institute, “Developing Victims’ Rights Law: A Study of Precedent and Dicta,” by Kim Montagriff
National Crime Victim Law Institute, “Ensuring Individual Rights Are Not Diminished in the Face of Mass Victimization” by Meg Garvin, J.D.
National Crime Victim Law Institute, “The Changing Landscape of Federal Criminal Practice”, by Meg Garvin, J.D.
National Crime Victim Law Institute, “The New Federal Landscape: Snapshots of Change” by Meg Garvin, J.D.
National Crime Victim Law Institute, “The Grassroots Beginnings of the Victims’ Rights Movement,” by Joanna Tucker Davis
National Crime Victim Law Institute, “The Victim Impact Statement at Sentencing: A Successful Journey” by Richard Pompelio, Esq.
U.S. Attorney’s Manual Chapter 3-12.000 “Collection of Criminal Monetary Impositions” (2010)
U.S. Dept. of Justice, “Crime Victim’s Compensation”
U.S. Dept. of Justice, “Ordering Restitution To the Crime Victim” (November 2002)
U.S. Dept. of Justice, “Restitution: Making It Work” (November 2002)
U.S. Dept. of Justice, “Victim Input Into Plea Agreements” (November 2002)