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

Victim/Community Awarness: An Orientation for Juveniles

Source: (2005) Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency.The curriculum is designed for a group with a maximum of 15 offenders, and the 3 sessions of the curriculum encompass 3 to 4 hours. The first session is an introductory ses... Read More

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