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In chapter 4 of the text, Alarid (2015) discusses the presentence investigation and report. Write a short essay based on the following:
Define and explain the purpose and contents of the presentence report, including a discussion of any legal issues and criticisms regarding the PSI report. Explain how the presentence report is prepared by way of an investigation review, verification, and evaluative summary. Given the time and effort it takes to complete a PSI interview and report, do you feel the effort is worth it? Why or why not? How have sentencing guidelines affected the content of the PSI report? Provide both a thorough explanation and examples.
You are provided information on these topics in the assigned online readings and the additional resources posted for Unit 3 discussion. You should use all available sources and/or those you have located on your own in completing your Unit 3 Assignment paper. Your paper must include information from the text and three additional quality reference sources for a total of four reference sources. Effective use of each reference source is worth 10 points. Every time you submit a paper with fewer than four quality academic sources, you will lose points.
Your paper should be approximately 750 – 900 words. The paper must be in APA format. Cite your sources in APA format. Respond in the Unit 2 submission link. Your paper is due by midnight Sunday CT of Unit 3.
Your paper will be graded according to the following rubric. Each section is important to the overall grade and scoring of your unit assignments. There are four papers worth 45 points each, for a total of 180 points or 18% of your final grade.