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NCJ Number: 148112 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Publication Number: ISBN 0-85069-104-4
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The British Criminal Justice Act 1991 requires courts in that country to consider a presentence report (PSR) before passing custodial sentence or any of the more intensive community sentences.
Abstract: The Criminal Justice Act also contains a spectrum of statutory sentencing criteria for both custodial and community sanctions, which often affect the content and structure of PSRs. This handbook is designed to assist probation officers and social workers in the preparation of their reports in accordance with the Act's requirements. This handbook first discusses the criteria for sentencing set forth in the Act. Separate sections outline the contents of a PSR, good practice in preparing PSRs, how to select proposals in a PSR, parental responsibility, racial and gender issues that might be related to the preparation of PSRs, and recommendations for quality assurance.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Corrections; Foreign laws; Foreign sentencing; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Presentence investigations
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