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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

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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

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Date posted: September 5, 2009  

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Cassell, Paul G., In Defense of Victim Impact Statements (September 4, 2009). Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 6, No. 611, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1468649

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