2018 Tennessee Code
Title 40 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 38 - Victims' Rights
Part 2 - Victim Impact Statement Act
§ 40-38-203. Part definitions.
- As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Victim" means an individual who suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional or financial harm as the result of the commission of a crime or an immediate family member of a minor victim or a homicide victim;
(2) "Victim impact statement" means a statement providing information about the financial, emotional and physical effects of the crime on the victim and the victim's family and specific information about the victim, the circumstances surrounding the crime and the manner in which it was perpetrated; and
(3) "Victim representative" means a spouse, parent, child, sibling or other relative of a deceased or incapacitated victim or of a victim who is under eighteen (18) years of age or a person who has had a close personal relationship with the victim and who is designated by the court to be a victim representative.