Presentence Report | Definition

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Course: Introduction / Corrections

At the federal level, a presentence report is a report prepared by a court’s probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence.

Several states have a version of this presentence report process as well.


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Last Modified: 06/29/2021

 

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