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The elaboration of a crime victim's – in a procedural sense – interests protection (by legal acts and by means of general support for a victim in the context of developing and changing social relations) has been widely discussed for the last five years. The author offers an overview on a changing victim's procedural status under the framework of a reformed persecution, and investigates the issues whether the required balance has been achieved in ensuring defendant's (accused) and victim's interests in penal process and whether the necessary prerequisites have been created for compensation of a victim's losses and damages. The article also deals with the social view–points on crime victims. Existing stereotypes on victims of some crime categories are being analysed. Recently, the state has made some important decisions on the status of crime victims. They are reflected in a National programme on crime prevention and control. Hopefully, there would be enough resources and determination for their implementation. The necessity to implement some EU acts into national legal system in the nearest future makes the delay to solve the accumulated problems impossible. The conclusions of the article reveal that even under the new penal legal acts rights and interests of a defendant (accused) are ensured to a larger extent, meanwhile, a crime victim loses the right to be represented by NGO's. The suggestions on necessary immediate changes to enhance victim's legal status are presented.
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