We produce a range of helpful booklets and resources for victims that have information about what to expect and how to cope with being a victim of a crime.
You can download them here.
If you are interested in ordering some of our publications, contact us.
Information for victims of crime
South Australia Police provide this booklet to everyone who has experienced a crime. It includes helpful information about:
- the criminal justice system
- your rights as a victim of crime
- support services available.
Information for victims of sexual assault
This booklet provides key information about surviving a sexual assault including:
- some of the myths and facts about sexual assault
- the emotional and psychological impacts
- medical and legal options.
Information for people affected by homicide
Nothing can prepare you for when a loved one is killed, but this booklet provides important information about:
- coping with trauma
- the criminal justice process
- available support services.
Victim Impact Statements
Victims of crime can use this editable PDF to download and complete their Victim Impact Statements. There is a range of helpful guidance included to make it easier to write a VIS.
Information for family and friends when a loved one is affected by homicide
This brochure provides important guidance around how to best support a friend or family member who is affected by homicide, including some practical tips about helping children and young people.
This brochure includes helpful information about how to cope when a loved one is killed, and the case has not been solved.
Information for people bereaved by suicide
This booklet provides important information about coping with a sudden, unexpected death like a suicide, including:
- how to cope with grief and loss
- dealing with practical issues
- a list of helpful services.
Information for family and friends when a loved one is missing
This booklet provides helpful information about what to do when a loved one goes missing, including what you can do to help and how to look after yourself.
Forensic procedures: information for victims or volunteers
Sometimes you may be asked to provide a DNA sample as a victim, or as someone who had been at a crime scene. This brochure outlines your rights and what to expect during a forensic procedure.
The police and coronial process
The sudden death of a loved one can bring both emotional and practical difficulties. This booklet explains the coronial process and what to expect.
Fighting fraud, cybersecurity and scams
This booklet talks about different types of scams, the warning signs and what to do next if you are the victim of a scam.
Resources for children and young people
These two books include useful information for children and young people who have to go to court and present evidence as witnesses.
Going to court - An important job
For children, going to court is likely to be confusing and scary. This activity book makes the process less intimidating and includes some fun activities that explain what's expected.
Going to court
Going to court can be overwhelming for young people. This booklet answers many of the questions young people will have about giving evidence, explaining the people involved and how the process works.