Definitions for "Pre-Sentence Investigation Report"
The primary vehicle used by a sentencing court in selecting an appropriate sentence for a convicted defendant. PSIs contain information specific to the convicted defendant, such as inmate identifying information, offense information, criminal history, personal inmate information, sentencing options, and other recommendations.
A written account prepared for the judge from a pre-sentence investigation, designed to assist the judge in determining the most appropriate sentence for a person convicted of an offense. Also called the PSI or PSR.
A study of the case and the offender by the Adult Probation Department that is prepared before the sentencing hearing and submitted to the judge. The report includes information about the offender's background and the circumstances surrounding the crime committed, as well as statements from the victims and recommendations for the court for action on the sentence.