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Subjected to crime?

Being subjected to crime is often traumatic and frightening and some victims of crime may need support to be able to handle the legal process. The legal system has a responsibility to, in various ways, support those subjected to crime.

During the preliminary investigation (the investigation of the crime) the prosecutor shall take into consideration that which speaks for and against the suspect. The prosecutor must therefore be both impartial and objective.

While the prosecutor must be objective, the victim of the crime sometimes wishes to receive support from the prosecutor. This may sometimes be a bit difficult to combine. But the requirement for objectivity cannot be considered to be in opposition with a prosecutor providing information of a general nature, such as describing how a trial is conducted.  However, the prosecutor may not discuss with the victim of the crime what they should say during the questioning in court.