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The Probation Officer Investigates

A Guide to the Presentence Report

Author:

Paul W. Keve

The Probation Officer Investigates
The Probation Officer Investigates

Paul W. Keve was the director of court services for the Hennepin County District Court, Minneapolis, and the author of three other books published by the University of Minnesota Press: Prison, Probation, or Parole? A Probation Officer Investigates; Prison Life and Human Worth; and Imaginative Programming in Probation and Parole.

The Probation Officer Investigates

Contents

THINKING ABOUT IT

1 A Private Document
2 The Defense Attorney
3 We Interview
4 To Give It Style
5 To Give It Life
6 To Give It Form

WRITING IT

7 The Identifying Data
8 The Section on the Offense
9 The Section on the Prior Record
10 The Section on the Family
11 The Section on the Residence
12 The Section on Religion
13 The Section on Education
14 The Section on Employment
15 The Section on Interests and Activities
16 Health: The Subsection on Physical Health
17 Health: The Subsection on Mental Health and Personality
18 The Section on Resources
19 The Sections on the Summary and the Plan

Appendix
Bibliography

Index