Some people constantly think about what happened after being victims of a crime or an abnormal event. These recurring memories, called flashbacks, can be quite disturbing. If the crime was reported to the police and led to the accusation and trial of the suspect, there might be some time between the crime and the trial. Similarly, public policies for supporting victims of public calamities and natural disasters aren’t as prompt as we would like, and often, it’s necessary to resort to legal actions. Many crime victims are disturbed by having to relive the memories of the incident again when reporting the events in a court of law. The same occurs in legal proceedings that directly affect the victim's personal sphere, such as an event which caused the death or illness of loved ones or affected their right to housing.

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