About This Segment

A pre-sentence investigation is a comprehensive background investigation including but not limited to, childhood, schooling, prior criminal record, and other event that may have positively or adversely impacted the defendant's life.

[Length: 7 min 5 sec]

PLEASE READ: This video, and all of its sections, is to be used for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional legal advice. The law changes constantly and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you need legal advice, you should consult with a licensed attorney.

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This video was funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and filmed in Bucks County Pennsylvania.

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Beverly Frantz, PhD
Email: bfrantz@temple.edu