Video: Roberta Roper

Watch the video clips of Roberta Roper, the founder and chair of the board of directors of Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, and a mother of a murdered child

Roberta Roper speaks about:

Note: Three video clips are linked together here.

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pretrial hearings and "blaming the victim"

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the victim impact statement

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the sentencing phase of the trial

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the offenders

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victims' rights and legislation in 1982

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victims' rights and legislation in Maryland

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enforcing rights

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Justice for All Act

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critics of the need for victims' rights

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task force to implement Maryland state
constitutional amendment

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changing attitudes

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thoughts of the future

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