Help me study for my Writing class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
Your textbook (Doerner & Lab) discusses the case of Kelly v. California, which involved the use of a multimedia presentation which was played by the prosecution as a victim impact statement during the sentencing phase of the trial. The presentation, which included photographs and videos of the victim, was set to music by Enya and narrated by the victim’s mother. You can watch the video here:
The defense objected to the video and appealed the case up to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Court declined to hear the case.
Do you think that multimedia presentations should be allowed in court as victim impact evidence? Why or why not?