In Defense of Victim Impact Statements
38 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 4, 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.
Keywords: victim, crime victim, victim impact statement, criminal justice, sentencing, restitution
JEL Classification: K4, K41, K42
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