Victim Impact Statement. Your Honor, I believe the defender should be released from jail today. Courtney is not aggressive in nature at all, she only showed me kindness and love before we ended our relationship. However, I believe the trauma of us breaking up was too much for her to handle emotionally. Consequently, she started crying and then hit me in my car where we broke up early this morning. I called 911 because I was afraid of her well being, she was not emotionally stable at all. I’m not writing this to vouch for the defender Courtney, but to vouch for the truth. The jail time that she had today is more than enough because she is also was a victim of this relationship in which I failed her in. I believe that the definition of domestic
One of the first times I ever went to a hospital was when I had to have a medical examination done to support sexual assault allegations. I was 12, and I elected not to have my mother with me for fear that she could not emotionally handle what was about to happen. Although I was lucky to have compassionate physicians, I still remember the loneliness that I felt and that I would continue to feel after that appointment. I was fortunate enough to be able to receive free therapy throughout my high school years, and that is something that has never been lost on me. Because of this, I have a personal passion for supporting sexual assault victims in whatever way I can. Throughout my high school years, I spoke at various engagement to fundraise for
The may be placed on a good behaviour bond Discuss factors that affect sentencing decisions, including the purposes of punishment and the role of the victim
The victim impact statements is voluntary; thus it is hard to debate the cons of this option given by the courts to those victimized. If agreed upon it is their opportunity to convey the ramification of the crime. They may elaborate on the effect of the crime; which can include the impact of physical, emotional or financial harm.
In the case of Booth versus Maryland, the case favored victims’ rights over offender rights. According to the Eighth Amendment, the offender's constitutional rights were violated due to the jury being allowed to read the victim impact statement during the sentencing process of the trial. This additional, unrelated information allowed the jury to visualize how the crime impacted the victim's family. In this case, the state had introduced prejudicial and inflammatory documentation which provoked the jury to force unbelievable severe punishment. However, the presenting of the victim's statement during the sentencing process impacted the jury's decision. Under the Eighth Amendment, The Supreme Court decided that states cannot grant juries the opportunity
“Many factors go into a sentence and I need to consider them all,” Judge McNamara said. “I need to value the victim impact statement, the need to protect others, the defendant’s character, and other factors.”
term incarceration is not considered suitable. Applying mandatory minimum sentences for violent offenders, recidivists or habitual offenders, sex offenders and offenders targeting the weak, children or elderly is considered appropriate as they increase the level of risk in society if let free. 6. The sentencing policy should follow due process considerations, such
According to Siegel, Larry, Schmalleger, Frank, and Worrall, John (2014). "Victims have been granted two types of rights by various laws and statutes: 1. Victim's voice laws. It has become common to give victims the right to make a statement at an offender's sentencing or parole hearing. These statements, known as victim impact statements, either are made orally before the trial judge or parole board or are provided in writing. Written statements are sometimes preferred because an actual appearance may be traumatic for the victim".(pg. 271). Then you have 2. Victim's notification and participation according also to Siegel, Larry, Schmalleger, Frank, and Worrall, John (2014). " Laws also provide victims the right to be notified of the status
Luckily even Det.Delko/CSI, who spent the most time exposed to the victim as he examined the cash that was found. Victim #1 was caring a backpack belonging to Belle King/Victim #2, a environmental lawsuits specialist, who was contaiminated with the radiation, which is terminal. Victim #2 had numerous enemies that include George Risher's Isotopes Firm, who VICTIM #2 currently has filed a lawsuit against. However, things became more complicated than they seem.
The victim impact statement from the five case are different from each other. Most of the Victim Impact Statement, the victim had similar response of disbelief, shock, and numb feeling. The tears of the victim are from the effect of sorrow, anger and frustration they felt. Every single victim could not believe what has happened to them or their loved ones. Dennis Shepard, the father of Matthew, talk about how much the grief cause Matthew’s grandfather to pass away. The response to the crime against them, most victim at first have the same reaction as time pass their feeling change or remain the same.
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the positivist approach to victimology. This assignment will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the positive approach to victimology. It will do this by looking at other victimology approaches such as; Radical, feminist, and critical victimology. Analysing the different theories within each approach, to
"Any court dealing with an offender in respect of his offense must have regard to the following purposes of sentencing" retribution, denunciation, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation and reparation which will all be discussed in this essay.
On this day worker made an unannounced visit to the residence of Ms. Jetty Ziff, for the purpose of assessing her need for services and making first victim contact. Upon arrival Mr. Braden Black, grandson of Ms. Ziff and son of Ms. Jane Black greeted worker outside. Braden allowed worker in home and directed worker to Ms. Ziff's room.
Since the beginning of the regime on criminal law, countries across the world have been focused on the rights of the accused and not those of victim. This is because of the consideration that the accused is alone and the government as well as the societal machinery is running against him.
Introduction From the beginning of time there have always been crimes against persons. People went by the saying “An eye for an eye”. You stole from your neighbor, they stole from you. You hurt someone, they hurt you. It wasn’t until the 1940’s people started taking a closer look into these crimes against person, which they later called victimology. This paper will look into victimology and their theories as we go back into the past and how victimology is now.