The NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman, has asked us to conduct a review of victims' involvement in the sentencing process [PDF 177KB].
Mr Speakman noted that questions are often raised about the nature and extent of victims' involvement in sentencing, minimising victims' distress in proceedings, and who can be considered a victim and make a victim impact statement.
The relevant provisions are contained in:
We have produced a consultation paper to help us seek your views about victims' involvement in sentencing.
The submissions we have received, including preliminary submissions, are available at the link below:
I ... request that the Council conduct a review of victims' involvement in the sentencing process under the Crimes (Sentencing Procedures) Act 1999 (NSW) and consider:
In undertaking this review, the Council should have regard to:
[Received 24 May 2017]