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SENTENCING ACT 1991 - SECT 175

Definition of oral pre-sentence report

In this Division—

"oral pre-sentence report" means a report given to the court by the Secretary (whether given in person, or by audio link or audio visual link within the meaning of Part IIA of the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958 ) that sets out all or any of the following matters, which, on investigation, appear to the Secretary to be relevant to the sentencing of the young offender and are readily ascertainable to the Secretary

        (a)     the age of the young offender;

        (b)     the social history and background of the young offender;

        (c)     the medical and psychiatric history of the young offender;

        (d)     any alcohol, drug and any other substance history disclosed by the young offender;

        (e)     the educational background of the young offender;

        (f)     the employment history of the young offender;

        (g)     the circumstances of any other offences of which the young offender has been found guilty and which are known to the court;

        (h)     the extent to which the young offender is complying with any sentence currently in force in respect of the young offender;

              (i)     any special needs of the young offender;

        (j)     any other services that address the risk of recidivism from which the young offender may benefit;

        (k)     any courses, programs, treatment, therapy or other assistance that could be available to the young offender and from which the young offender may benefit;

        (l)     any other information that the Secretary believes is relevant and appropriate.

S. 176 inserted by No. 11/2020 s. 42.



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