presentence investigation
pre·sen·tence investigation /ˌprē-'sent-əns-/ n: an investigation made by a probation officer in preparing a presentence report

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

presentence investigation
Research that is conducted by court services or a probation officer relating to the prior criminal record, education, employment, and other information about a person convicted of a crime, for the purpose of assisting the court in passing sentence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


presentence investigation
Research that is conducted by court services or a probation officer relating to the prior criminal record, education, employment, and other information about a person convicted of a crime, for the purpose of assisting the court in passing sentence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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