Recent developments in victim agency in the New South Wales justice system

the case of victim impact statements

Tyrone Kirchengast

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Abstract

Participation by victims of crime in the criminal justice system in NSW - ability of victims to submit a victim impact statement upon sentencing - reforms leading to greater participation by crime victims since 1996 - impact of NSW Court of Appeal decisions which have resulted in the victim having little influence on the sentencing process - avenues for reform.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-154
Number of pages30
JournalJames Cook University law Review
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • victim impact statement
  • homicide
  • sentencing

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