(1) If a court finds a person guilty of an offence, a victim of the offence may make a statement to the court for the purpose of assisting the court in determining sentence.
(2) A victim impact statement may be made—
(a) in writing by statutory declaration; or
S. 8K(2)(b) amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 115.1).
(b) in writing by statutory declaration and orally by sworn or affirmed evidence.
(3) A victim impact statement may be made by another person on behalf of a victim—
(a) who is under the age of 18 years; or
(b) who the court is satisfied is incapable of making the statement because of mental illness or for any other reason; or
(c) that is not an individual.
S. 8L inserted by No. 65/2011 s. 7.