A document that details the past behavior, prior criminal history/convictions, family circumstances and personality of an adult and gives information about the crime he has committed. It is prepared by the Department of Corrections in order to assist the court in determining the most appropriate sentence.
The procedure after conviction during which the defendant's criminal history is investigated.
An inquiry undertaken by a designated authority at the request of a court to gather information about the background of a person convicted of an offense. This inquiry is designed to assist the court in determining the appropriate sentence to be imposed.
judge orders investigation of person found guilty or who pleads guilty, to help determine sentence
report compiled by the Probation Department after plea and before sentencing to make sentencing recommendations to the judge.
Usually conducted by a probation officer after a plea or verdict of guilt. Done before sentencing and includes information about the defendant's criminal history and personal background.
report prepared by the Department of Correctional Services and reviewed by the judge at the time of sentencing which documents the defendant's history and often recommends the sentence a criminal defendant should receive; the report is a confidential record, and even the defendant cannot keep a copy following sentencing
An inquiry conducted at the request of the court after a person has been found guilty of a criminal offense. Provides the court with extensive background information to determine an appropriate sentence.