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Alaska Rights for Crime Victims, Measure 2 (1994)

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A Rights for Crime Victims Amendment, also known as Ballot Measure 2, was on the November 8, 1994 election ballot in Alaska as a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Alaska Constitution. It was approved.[1]

Election results

Alaska Rights for Crime Victims, Measure 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 178,858 86.6%
No27,64113.4%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot said, "Under article I, section 12 of the state constitution, the goals of the criminal justice system are reformation of the criminal and protection of the public. This proposed amendment would add the goals of community condemnation of the offender, rights of victims of crime, and restitution by offenders. The proposed amendment also sets out the rights of victims of crime. Those rights include the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, to get information about a case, and to take part in proceedings involving accused offenders."

Changes to the Alaska Constitution

The passing of Alaska Rights for Crime Victims, Measure 2 amended Article I, Sections 12 and 24 of the Alaska Constitution.

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