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Contents of pre-sentence report

    (1)     A pre-sentence report may set out all or any of the following matters which, on investigation, appear to the author of the report to be relevant to the sentencing of the offender and are readily ascertainable by him or her:

        (a)     the age of the offender;

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

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

        (d)     the offender's educational background;

        (e)     the offender's employment history;

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

        (g)     the extent to which the offender is complying with a sentence currently imposed on the offender;

        (h)     the offender's financial circumstances;

        (j)     any special needs of the offender;

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

    (2)     The author of a pre-sentence report shall include in the report any other matter relevant to the sentencing of the offender which the court has directed to be set out in the report.

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