Victims' Rights Act 2002

17 Information to be ascertained from victim

(1)

The prosecutor must make all reasonable efforts to ensure that information about the matters specified in subsection (2) is ascertained from the victim.

(2)

The matters referred to in subsection (1) are—

(a)

any physical injury or emotional harm suffered by the victim through, or by means of, the offence; and

(b)

any loss of, or damage to, property suffered by the victim through, or by means of, the offence; and

(c)

any other effects of the offence on the victim; and

(d)

any other matter consistent with the purpose of victim impact statements set out in section 17AB.

(3)

If a person is a victim in terms of paragraph (a)(iii) of the definition of victim in section 4, then a reference in subsection (2)(a) to (c) of this section to the victim includes a reference to the child or young person concerned.

(4)

If a person is a victim in terms of paragraph (a)(iv) of the definition of victim in section 4 because a member of that person’s immediate family is incapable, then a reference in subsection (2)(a) to (c) of this section to the victim includes a reference to the incapable person concerned.

Section 17: replaced, on 6 December 2014, by section 12 of the Victims’ Rights Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 35).