2012 GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER SIX - SENTENCING PROCEDURES, PLEA AGREEMENTS, AND CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS
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.
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).