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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
- Chapter 55. Sentencing and Probation
- Section 23. Participation By Victim in Sentencing.
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. Sentencing Procedures.
AS 12.55.023. Participation By Victim in Sentencing.
- (a) If a victim requests, the prosecuting attorney shall provide the victim, before the sentencing hearing, with a copy of
the following portions of the presentence report:
- (1) the summary of the offense prepared by the Department of Corrections;
- (2) the defendant's version of the offense;
- (3) all statements and summaries of statements of the victim; and
- (4) the sentence recommendation of the Department of Corrections.
- (b) A victim may submit to the sentencing court a written statement that the victim believes is relevant to the sentencing
decision and may give sworn testimony or make an unsworn oral presentation to the court at the sentencing hearing. If
there are numerous victims, the court may reasonably limit the number of victims who may give sworn testimony or make
an unsworn oral presentation during the hearing. When requested by the victim of a felony or a class A misdemeanor, if
the class A misdemeanor is a crime involving domestic violence or a crime against a person under AS 11.41, when the victim does not submit a statement, give testimony,
or make an oral presentation, the victims' advocate may submit a written statement or make an unsworn oral presentation
at the sentencing hearing on behalf of the victim.
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