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.”
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Mohammed Looti, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALES (2023) VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT. Retrieved from https://scales.arabpsychology.com/terms/victim-impact-statement/. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31575.96163