Part 1 Victims’ Bill of Rights
Part 2 Victim Impact Statement Act
Part 3 Constitutional Rights of Victims
Part 4 Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy
Part 5 Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 40 > Chapter 38

  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Crime: means :

    (A) Any offense the punishment for which is a Class A, B, C, D or E felony. See

  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Victim: means an individual who suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional, or financial harm as the result of the commission of a crime, or an immediate family member of a minor victim or a homicide victim. See
  • Victim: means :

    (i) A natural person against whom a crime was committed. See

  • Victim impact statement: means a statement providing information about the financial, emotional, and physical effects of the crime on the victim and the victim's family, and specific information about the victim, the circumstances surrounding the crime, and the manner in which it was perpetrated. See
  • Victim representative: means a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or other relative of a deceased or incapacitated victim or of a victim who is under eighteen (18) years of age, or a person who has had a close personal relationship with the victim and who is designated by the court to be a victim representative. See
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105