The issue of compensation for crime victims has so alarmed the researchers in the field of law that concern has risen to find solutions for the victims of crime to receive fair and just compensation in situations where the perpetrator of the crime is unknown or indigent. Criminal jurisprudence leans toward contemporary criminal accountability of the state towards the victims whereby it must ensure compensation in a way that guarantees their dignity and prevent them from launching complex legal action in vain. This is dealt with via the paper's discussion of the emergence and development of the idea of obligating the State to compensate the victim in Islamic penal law and doctrine as well as in comparative jurisprudence and international conferences. The study then discusses the different foundations of accountability of the state on a legal and social basis; then it notes the scope of the compensation from various aspects such as the nature of the crimes and types of injury. Finally, the researcher discusses the important applications of the state's responsibility to compensate the victim in comparative and Algerian legislation.
"The Extent of the State’s Responsibility to Compensate Crime Victims: Basis and Scope A Study in Jurisprudence and Comparative Legislation,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2011:
47, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2011/iss47/5