Victim impact statements are typically presented before an offender is sentenced, although they may also be requested in advance of decisions to release a prisoner. The following articles and resources concern how and why victims prepare victim impact statements.

The value of victim impact statements in court

Source: (2000) Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Victimology held in Montreal, Canada, 6-11 August.Victim impact statements constitute one of the ways in which victims of crime are participating more significantly in the crimi... Read More

Dutch Victim Policy: A Comparative Perspective.

Source: (2001) Judicial Explorations (Justiteile verkenningen) 27(3)It is widely accepted that crime victims should be able to participate in the criminal proceedings of their cases. Guidelines for the legal rights of victims have been provided i... Read More

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