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NCJ Number: 157327 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Act 1991 Pre-Sentence Reports: A Handbook for Probation Officers and Social Workers, 1995 Revised Edition
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
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: England's Criminal Justice Act requires courts to consider a presentence report (PSR) before passing a custodial sentence or any of the more intensive community sentences.
Abstract: The act also contains a range of statutory sentencing criteria that cover both custodial and community penalties and that have important implications for the content and structure of PSR's. To help probation officers and social workers produce PSR's, this handbook contains guidance on sentencing criteria contained in the Criminal Justice Act of 1991, identifies what PSR's should contain, and describes procedures involved in preparing PSR's. The handbook is intended to satisfy requirements of statutory provisions contained in the Criminal Justice Act and in national PSR standards that were adopted in 1995.
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): England; Foreign laws; Foreign sentencing; Presentence investigations
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