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Family 'Victim Impact Statements' now play a part in sentencing

Amendment of Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 No 92

A victim impact statement given by a family victim may, on the application of

the prosecutor and if the court considers it appropriate to do so, be considered

and taken into account by a court in connection with the determination of the

punishment for the offence on the basis that the harmful impact of the primary

victim’s death on the members of the primary victim’s immediate family is an

aspect of harm done to the community.

Assented on 20/05/2014 - Act No 18 of 2014 (GG. No. 47, 23/05/2014, p. 1458)

Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Family Member Victim Impact Statement) Bill 2014


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