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Addressing Victim’s Harm: the Role of Impact Reports.

van der Merwe, Annette
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) Thomas Jefferson Law Review. 30:391-406.

This Article focuses on the sentencing phase in child sexual
abuse cases, and, in particular, evaluates the practice of receiving
information in the form of a victim impact statement. It then
highlights South African courts’ recent reactions to victim
impact statements. This Article concludes that a court open to
therapeutic jurisprudence principles, such as embracing an
ethic of care, can play a vital role in addressing victims’ harm. (excerpt)


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