By P. O. Doe
As one in every of his assignments as a Probation Officer, the writer used to be assigned to the presentence investigations unit. those experiences are accomplished for many defendants after jury trial or plea cut price and sooner than sentencing, until there's a state of affairs that the defendant can waive the file. The content material of the presentence document varies, however it often contains felony historical past, past functionality on supervised liberate (parole or probation), a precis of the offense, negotiated plea (if any), lawyer statements, assertion from the criminal, fines and costs, time in custody, social elements (upbringing, family members occasions, employment, army, funds, schooling, mental/physical wellbeing and fitness, gang background and alcohol/drug use), and irritating and mitigating components. this can be by way of an assessment, disposition and a suggestion.
During the years the writer was once assigned to this unit, he accomplished over 500 presentence stories. those investigations incorporated a few dozen experiences on homicides (including one double homicide and distinctive conditions murders), virtually thrice that quantity in reviews on intercourse crimes, over a hundred experiences on violence and weapons and the stability of the studies on alcohol, narcotics and estate comparable crimes. This e-book contains the forty two best of those situations, such a lot of them together with a precis of the case; the various heritage components, the review for the court docket and the particular sentence. each one comprises the author’s concepts concerning the case.
The content material of this publication is intended to inform the tales of a few of the issues he saw in the course of his project. it truly is intended to supply info for a few readers in that it supplies examples of the reviews for the kinds of crimes which are integrated. convinced content material, corresponding to names, particular dates and destinations were purposefully got rid of to maintain required confidentiality of legal files. A probation officer or different investigator doing a presentence record may perhaps locate it worthy whilst finishing an analogous record in their personal. For others, it's intended to supply leisure in analyzing concerning the tales and results of genuine existence crime.