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NCJ Number: 119858 Find in a Library
Title: Presentence Report, Probation Officer Accountability, and Recruitment Practices: Some Influences of Guideline Sentencing
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:53  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:12-14
Author(s): H J Jaffe
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The affirmation by the United States Supreme Court of guideline sentencing in the local Federal district courts affects the United States Probation System in three important areas: preparation of the presentence investigation report, accountability to the United States Sentencing Commission, and recruitment of new probation officers.
Abstract: Guideline sentencing has made probation officers' duties more bureaucratic. They must also present information in as flawless a manner as possible. The Federal sentencing guidelines impose new and heavy burdens on them. Thus, the Federal Probation System must prepare them for their new role as fixers of punishment so that they can continue to carry out their basic mission of promoting sound judicial decisionmaking. Footnotes.
Main Term(s): Probation or parole officers; Recruitment
Index Term(s): Presentence investigations; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Sentencing guideline compliance
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