victim personal statement

victim personal statement

information given to a criminal court when it is considering sentence as to the views of the victim. Such statements are contrary to the basic principle for criminal justice, which is the state's response to the offender. They are not used in Scotland but, subject to guidance, are in use in England and Wales. The guidance there requires the statement to be in proper form, and great caution is to be exercised where the defence cannot check out what is in the statement. On the other hand, it can be used to help the offender, for example where sentencing the offender would distress the victim.
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But a victim personal statement, read in court, said: "I have suffered nightmares where a male has been standing over me with a metal bar.
Police officer Gary Cliffe read out his victim personal statement from the witness box and then approached the glass dock Bennell, 64, did not respond and looked downwards as a dock officer sat behind the defendant stood up and an usher intervened before a court police officer escorted Mr Cliffe, a detective constable with Staffordshire Police, to his seat in the packed public gallery.
In a victim personal statement, she said it had affected her confidence to drive and caused her pain.
Parts of a victim personal statement were read to the court from the mother of a 14-year-old girl whose phone was taken by Parker.
However, Mr Maguire would not give a victim personal statement and refused to give evidence against his friend in court.
There is also a victim personal statement by Gemma's mother which describes the devastating effect both to her daughter and the entire family.
She very bravely stood in the court and faced Reynolds whilst she read out her victim personal statement.
Interestingly Wallis makes the point (which really invites further exploration) that the Criminal Justice System ('CJS') often can be seen as reinforcing the gap (or 'social distance') between the parties when, for example, the parties are prevented from making contact and at most, limiting the role of the person harmed to the submission of a Victim Personal Statement during the court process.
Prosecutor Kenneth Bell read a victim personal statement from the girl's mother, in which she said: "My heart breaks at the thought of the long journey that lies ahead for her in order to recover from something like this.
In a victim personal statement, Mr McDonald said he no longer felt secure in his own home and his wife was "totally petrified".
Ralph Bulger was given the opportunity to make a Victim Personal Statement, through his solicitor, to the parole board of Jon Venables, one of two boys convicted of killing the two-year-old.
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