VICTIMS OF CRIME:
The effect crime can have on victims
Should i report the crime?
4 useful things to remember
OF VICTIMS OF CRIME
Right to information
Right to participate
Right to access support
Right to compensation
and reimbursement of expenses
Right to receive
minimum standards of service
Reporting a crime
Investigation of an offence
Decision to prosecute
What happens before a court case
What happens at court
Court outcome - What happens next
WHO IS WHO
Sheriff or Judge
WHO IS WHO IN THE
Several public authorities and other participants perform different functions throughout the criminal proceedings.
Let's get to know them better.
A victim of crime is someone who, according to the criminal law,
People who make sure we don't break the law. If you have given a statement to the police,
The Procurator Fiscal is the public prosecutor in Scotland.
If someone is accused of a crime, they will usually have a lawyer to help them.
A lawyer who represents the accused and helps the accused in court.
You may have been asked to be a witness because you have been a victim of crime,
sherif or judge
The Sheriff is the name for a judge in the sheriff court.
Court Officer - A person who helps the Sheriff and looks after people in court
A nominated person who can stay with a vulnerable witness when they come to court and,