17AB Purpose of victim impact statements
The purpose of a victim impact statement is to—
enable the victim to provide information to the court about the effects of the offending; and
assist the court in understanding the victim’s views about the offending; and
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