Accommodating Justice: Victim Impact Statements in the Sentencing Process

Accommodating Justice: Victim Impact Statements in the Sentencing Process

by Tracey Booth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760020484
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/25/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tracey Booth is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. She researches in the areas of bail, victim participation in sentencing and other criminal justice processes, and the restorative capacities of victim impact statements.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. A victim impact statement 2. The use of VISs in the determination of penalty 3. The expressive function of victim impact statements 4. Victim impact statements and the integrity of the legal proceedings 5. Victim impact statements and the offender’s entitlement to a fair hearing 6. Victims and the contentious nature of victim impact statements. Conclusion

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