Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process

The Commission has completed its report on Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process, and delivered its report to the Attorney-General by the due date, 1 September 2016. The report was tabled in Parliament on 22 November 2016.

The Commission has reviewed and made recommendations on the role of victims at stages of the criminal trial process including:

  • the decision to prosecute
  • the committal for trial and pre-trial proceedings
  • the trial
  • sentencing proceedings (but not sentence levels)
  • appeal proceedings
  • compensation or restitution for the benefit of victims
  • support for victims before, during and after the trial. 

The report and other documents can be downloaded from the links below. 

 

 

 

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Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process: Report (pdf)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission’s report on the role of victims of crime in the criminal trial process was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on...

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Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process: Report (html)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission’s report on the role of victims of crime in the criminal trial process was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on...

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Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process: submissions received

The Commission received the following submissions in response to the consultation paper for the victims of crime reference. See the links below to...

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Victims of Crime: Consultation Paper (pdf)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has published a consultation paper seeking input on its review of the role of victims in the criminal trial...

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Victims of Crime: Summary of Consultation Paper

This document is a short (14-page) summary of the full consultation paper on the Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process.

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Victims of Crime: Consultation Paper (html)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has published a consultation paper seeking input on its review of the role of victims in the criminal trial...

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Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process: Terms of Reference

[Referral to the Commission pursuant to section 5(1)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic) on 27 October 2014.] The Victorian Law...

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Victims of Crime: Information Paper 1: History, Concepts and Theory

This information paper is number one of a series of four that provide background information on the Commission's review of the role of victims of...

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Victims of Crime: Information Paper 2: Who Are Victims of Crime?

This is the second information paper in a series of four that provide background information on the Commission's review of the role of victims of...

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Victims of Crime: Information Paper 3: The International Criminal Court

This information paper is number three in a series of four that provides background information on the Commission's review of the role of victims of...

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Victims of Crime: Information Paper 4: Victims' Rights and Human Rights

This information paper is number four in a series of four that provides background information on the Commission's review of the role of victims of...

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