VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT

a spoken or penned statement, rendered in the sentencing stage of a court trial by the victim of a crime, depicting the damage and suffering encountered as an outcome of the perpetrator's behavior.

VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT: "The victim impact statement is often read by a court official or other appointed individual when the victim wishes not to appear in court."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/victim-impact-statement/ (accessed May 18, 2019).
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