17AB Purpose of victim impact statements

17AB Purpose of victim impact statements

The purpose of a victim impact statement is to—

(a)

enable the victim to provide information to the court about the effects of the offending; and

(b)

assist the court in understanding the victim’s views about the offending; and

(c)

inform the offender about the impact of the offending from the victim’s perspective.

Section 17AB: inserted, on 6 December 2014, by section 11 of the Victims’ Rights Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 35).

Victims-Rights-Act-2002

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