pre-sentence report

pre-sentence report
A report on a convicted criminal including employment history, education, prior arrest and conviction history, family background, and sentencing recommendations intended to help the trial court set a suitable sentence.

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  • pre-sentence report — /ˌpri sɛntəns rəˈpɔt/ (say .pree sentuhns ruh pawt) noun Law an official report on factors relating to the circumstances of an accused person, supplied to a judge before the judge hands down sentence on the accused …   Australian-English dictionary

  • pre-sentence report — The report prepared from the presentence investigation, which is designed to assist the judge in passing sentence on a convicted defendant. Presentence reports vary in scope and focus, but typically contain at least the following items: (1)… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pre-sentence hearing — Procedural step prior to sentencing at which a judge may examine the presentence report and all other relevant material before imposing sentence. Sentencing is a critical stage of a criminal prosecution requiring assistance of appointed counsel.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • pre-sentence investigation — Investigation of the relevant background of a convicted offender, usually conducted by a probation officer attached to a court, designed to act as a sentencing guide for the sentencing judge. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 3552; Fed.R.Crim.P. 32(c).… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • sentence — The judgment formally pronounced by the court or judge upon the defendant after his conviction in a criminal prosecution, imposing the punishment to be inflicted, usually in the form of a fine, incarceration, or probation. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No …   Black's law dictionary

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