2009 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL


CHAPTER SIX - PART A - SENTENCING PROCEDURES

§6A1.5. Crime Victims’ Rights (Policy Statement)

In any case involving the sentencing of a defendant for an offense against a crime victim, the court shall ensure that the crime victim is afforded the rights described in 18 U.S.C. § 3771 and in any other provision of Federal law pertaining to the treatment of crime victims.

Commentary

Application Note:

1. Definition.—For purposes of this policy statement, “crime victim” has the meaning given that term in 18 U.S.C. § 3771(e).

Historical Note: Effective November 1, 2006 (see Appendix C, amendment 694).