Results for - Victim impact statement

1,903 voters participated in this survey

A victim impact statement is a written or oral statement made as part of the judicial legal process, which allows crime victims the opportunity to speak during the sentencing of their attacker or at subsequent parole hearings.

1. Have you ever given a victim impact statement?

Yes
10%
184 votes
No
90%
1,716 votes

2. If yes, do you feel it helped you to recover mentally and emotionally from the ordeal?

Yes
6%
109 votes
No
10%
181 votes
Undecided
5%
87 votes
Not Applicable
80%
1,523 votes

3. Some jurisdictions permit statements to express what they deem to be an appropriate punishment or sentence for the criminal. Some jurisdictions expressly forbid any proposal or suggestion on punishment or sentencing. Do you think victims of crime or their family should be allowed to give their opinion of appropriate sentencing in open court?

Yes
43%
820 votes
No
18%
337 votes
Undecided
39%
743 votes

4. Have you ever served on a jury in a civil case?

Yes
15%
279 votes
No
85%
1,621 votes

5. If yes, was a victim impact statement presented to determine the amount that should be awarded to the plaintiff?

Yes
7%
128 votes
No
16%
306 votes
Not Applicable
77%
1,466 votes
06/02/2016 Living 1903 15 By: UpstateSC

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