View from the Bench: Victim Impact Statements

The Homestretch

Many people across the country were moved by the victim impact statements shared during the sentencing phase of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash case. The court spent several days hearing those statements after Calgary truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to sixteen counts of dangerous driving causing death. That got us thinking about the role of victim impact statements in criminal cases. Sean Dunnigan is a provincial court judge here in Calgary. He joined host Doug Dirks in studio to explain that role in his 'View From the Bench'.

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