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May 16, 2006

Spotlight on victim impact testimony at sentencing

This new piece on CNN.com discusses victim impact statements at sentencing, noting that in "the past few weeks, two high-profile cases — the Zacarias Moussaoui terrorism trial and the Rhode Island fire case — have spotlighted a relatively recent component of the American criminal justice system.  The victim impact statement is an outgrowth of the victims' rights movement that began roughly three decades ago."

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