Pick one of the following hypothetical situations and draft a victim impact statementPick one of the following hypothetical situations and draft a victim impact statement. This statement is designed to influence the court's decision in sentencing the perpetrator by providing additional variables for consideration from a victim's perspective. When writing your victim impact statement, be sure to include an overview relating to the perpetrator's background, your hypothetical family circumstances, and the overall societal consequences of the criminal behavior.
Remember to use strong topical sentences to begin paragraphs and establish a recognizable theme. Support the theme with the middle paragraphs and then close the statement with a summarization.
A. You are the parent of a 14 year old son, who was the victim of sexual assault and was also severely physically beaten. As a result of the incident, he has limited brain damage.
B. Your sister was married to a physically and emotionally abusive man for 5 years. In his last outbreak of violence, he shot and killed your sister.
C. Your significant other (e.g., husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend), was kidnapped from a parking lot on the way home. The kidnapper raped your significant other and dropped your significant other off on the highway. As a result, your loved one suffers from extreme anxiety, and your relationship has severely deteriorated.