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What does section 7 of the Victims Rights Act 2002 say?

Members of the police, prosecutors, judicial officers, counsel, court officials and others dealing with victims should treat them with:
- courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy.


What does section 8 of the Victims Rights Act 2002 say?

Victims and, where needed, their families should have access to welfare, health, counselling, medical and legal assistance responsive to their needs.


What does section 11 of the Victims Rights Act 2002 say?

Members of police, officers of the court, and health and social services personal should inform victims at the earliest opportunity of the programmes, services and remedies available to them.


What does section 51 of the Victims Rights Act 2002 state?

A persons property (other than property of defendant) held for evidential purposes must be returned as soon as practicable when it is no longer required as evidence.

Once exhibits are no longer required, they must be returned.


What must a victim be informed of according to section 12 of the Victims Rights Act 2002?

(1) P - progress of the investigation.
(2) A - Action taken or charges filed.
(3) D - date and place of proceedings.
(4) R - role of the victim as a witness.
(5) O - outcome of proceedings.


What is a POL1060?

Record of victim contact form. A copy of this form must be attached to any file where a victim is involved. it records police contact and also confirms that you have met your obligations under the Victims Rights Act 2002.


What is a POL1065 form?

A form that the victim completes if they want to be informed of the release, escape or death or discharge of the offender.


What are common reactions to victims during the impact stage?

- Numbness
- Disorientation
- immobilization
- feelings of unreality
- childlike dependence


What is a victim?

(1) A person against whom an offence has been committed.
(2) A person who, through an offence sufferers physical injury, loss of or damage to property.
(3) a parent or legal guardian of a child.
(4) a member of the immediate family.