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The justice response to victims of sexual violence : criminal trials and alternative processes

By: Law Commission | Te Aka Matua o Te Ture.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Law Commission report.Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Law Commission, 2015Description: electronic document (249 pages); PDF file: 2.17 MB; HTML version available.ISBN: 978-1-877569-69-2 (Online).Subject(s): COURTS | JUSTICE | LAW REFORM | VICTIMS OF CRIMES | NEW ZEALAND | SEXUAL VIOLENCEOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website | Read news item Law Commission report, 2015, 136Summary: The report looks at the design of the criminal justice system with regard to its impact on complainants/victims of sexual violence. It considers how sex offences are prosecuted, including pre-trial and trial matters and the role of the jury and proposes a specialist court for sexual violence. (Publisher information). The Law Commission makes 82 recommendations under the following headings: Part B: Courts - The court experience for complainants; Court specialisation; The fact-finder in sexual violence cases. Part C: Alternatives to trial - Assessment of cases entering the alternative process; Alternative process; Review and protections; Oversight functions and body; Pilot programme. Part D: Support for victims. Part A is the Introduction. Record #4889
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Law Commission report, 2015, 136

The report looks at the design of the criminal justice system with regard to its impact on complainants/victims of sexual violence. It considers how sex offences are prosecuted, including pre-trial and trial matters and the role of the jury and proposes a specialist court for sexual violence. (Publisher information). The Law Commission makes 82 recommendations under the following headings: Part B: Courts - The court experience for complainants; Court specialisation; The fact-finder in sexual violence cases. Part C: Alternatives to trial - Assessment of cases entering the alternative process; Alternative process; Review and protections; Oversight functions and body; Pilot programme. Part D: Support for victims. Part A is the Introduction. Record #4889