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Presentence Investigation Report

Often very controversial within the judicial system, the presentence investigation report provides the judge with an oversight of the defendant. Many believe that because the report is written by a probation or parole officer that it's often one sided in its approach.

What are the four basic purposes of a presentence investigation report? What is their importance?

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Often very controversial within the judicial system, the presentence investigation report provides the judge with an oversight of the defendant. Many believe that because the report is written by a probation or parole officer that it's often one sided in its approach. Below we'll define and discuss the four basic purposes of a presentence investigation report and what their importance is.

The presentence investigation report is an ...

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