QUESTION: What is restitution?
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Restitution requires a defendant to pay monetary damages to the victim or the victim's next of kin. This money is intended as compensation for medical bills, property damage, and other costs the victim incurs as the result of a crime. The federal Mandatory Victims' Restitution Act of 1996 requires restitution for violent crimes and some non-violent crimes. Many other state and federal laws also require restitution.
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