Principal Investigator(s): Davis, Robert C.; Henley, Madeline; Smith, Barbara
Summary: The purpose of this data collection was to assess the effects of victim impact statements on sentencing decisions and on victim satisfaction with the criminal justice system. Victims were randomly assigned to one of three experimental conditions: (1) Victims were interviewed, with an impact statement written and immediately distributed to the prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge on the case, (2) Victims were interviewed to assess impact but no statement was written, and (3) Victims wer... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09588.v1
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