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Pre-Sentence Reports

A pre-sentence report states the age, education, family support, employment, health problems, addictions, and previous convictions of the offender.

It may include interviews with people close to the offender such as family, friends, teachers, or employers. The report helps the judge learn more about the accused. In some cases, the judge may also order psychiatric, psychological, medical or other reports to be prepared in order to assist in deciding on an appropriate sentence.

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