Giving the victim a voice – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 6th, 2011 in EC law, news, sentencing, victims by sally

“Victims of crime in England and Wales have no say when it comes to the sentencing of offenders, as the rule of law demands that victims do not dictate justice. Whilst this does not preclude the views of the victim from being taken into consideration, insofar as the consequences of the crime upon the victim can be highlighted, victims do not and should not have a decisive voice.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th October 2011