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Connections (homicide newsletter), Summer 2022

The newsletter for family/whānau and friends affected by homicide.

This edition of Connections is focused on the Sentencing Hearing – the final step in the prosecution process. We hear first-hand from three victims on their experiences with the sentencing process, a summary of the sentencing process from a Crown Prosecutor, and what to expect at a sentencing hearing from a Court Victim Advisor.

In this issue

The sentencing hearing: What to expect

Auckland-based Court Victim Advisor, Shelley Jonas, explains what to expect at a sentencing hearing.

Victim's perspective:

Three victims share their personal experiences of the sentencing process.

The sentencing hearing: A lawyer's perspective

Crown Prosecutor Bernadette O'Connor provides a brief summary of the sentencing process.

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Further reading and resources

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