Victim Impact Statements

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Victim Impact Statement - Australia
... enacted law in 1988 specifically providing for Victim Impact Statements in the sentencing process, and other States followed with legislation that either provides ... Among current issues with victim impact statements is their relative newness and a lack of research into their actual effectiveness against their theoretical goals ... surrounding the admissibility of facts in a victim impact statement that are materially adverse to an offender ...

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