Humanities
CJA415 Columbia Southern Victim Rights & Criminal Justice Discussion Paper

CJA415

Columbia Southern University

Question Description

For this activity, you will submit a one-page response addressing these questions:

1.Should law enforcement officers inform a crime victim about victim impact statements?

2.Would it depend on the crime?

3.How would you discuss it with a victim?

4.How does this form and explanation of rights assist victims in the criminal justice process?

5.Would the lack of it change the process for them?

Also, complete the following:

Draft two one- to two-page forms. One form is something that could be given to victims outlining their rights. The other form outlines what you think a victim impact statement should include. You may research and look at examples of these forms, but you must create your own. This assignment should be a minimum of 3 pages as explained above.

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Running head: VICTIMOLOGY 1

Victimology: Victims’ Rights
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Running head: VICTIMOLOGY 2
Victim impact statements are oral or written narrations of how a crime has affected the
victim’s life. For instance, a rape victim can be asked to describe the aftermath of the rape such
as suffering trauma or even contracting venereal diseases. These statements are permitted in all
states and are expedient during sentencing and parole hearings, and for these reasons, law
enforcement should inform victims (NCVC, 2012). To most victims of crime, the nature of the
crime does not really matter. Whether it is rape, arson, mugging, breaking and entering, hit and
run, drug-fuelled motor accidents, etc. The bottom line is that somebody caused another person’s
suffering and more often than not, these perpetrators are knowingly or recklessly endangering the
victim. Therefore, informing victims of their right to present victim impact statements should not
depend on the crime but rather be the norm in all situations.
As expected broaching the subject of victim impact statements is not an ea...

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