In Defense of Victim Impact Statements
Paul G. Cassell
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
September 4, 2009
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 6, No. 611, 2009
This paper provides a comprehensive justification of "victim impact statements" in criminal sentencing, explaining how such statements are important to crime victims and how the critics of such statements fail to grapple with the need for these statements to victims.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 38
Keywords: victim, crime victim, victim impact statement, criminal justice, sentencing, restitution
JEL Classification: K4, K41, K42
Date posted: September 5, 2009
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