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Crime: The Victims #94210

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 11, 1985
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(Studio) Weekend shooting in Chicago, Illinois, thought reminiscent of Bernhard Goetz's subway attack; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Tucson, Arizona) Psychological impact of violent crime on its victims examined. [VICTIMS - recall incidents.] Circumstances surrounding Vicki Lynn Hoskinson's assault by auto driver and his abduction of her explained. [Debbie and George CARLSON - recall daughter; describe impact of her loss on their lives.] [American Psychological Association victims task force spokesperson Morton BARD - notes victims want parity.] Dehumanization of victims by both criminal and court system cited. [Task force spokesperson Bruce SALES - describes victim as piece of evidence; explains.] States with victims' bill of rights and/or compensation illustrated on map; California noted among states allowing victims' opinion in sentence hearings. Victims' rights mvt. in Tucson described. [Debbie CARLSON - recalls impact of confronting daughter's suspected kidnapper Frank Atwood in court; notes daughter's birthday was Saturday] [Vicki's SCHOOLMATE - dedicates tree to her.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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