Part 1: 750–900 words; Part 2: 1,000–1,200 words

Draft

Begin by reviewing IP 1 from Week 1 to ensure that you understand the entire project.

Part 1

Research what a presentence investigation is, what purpose it serves during the sentencing process, and how it is used to inform the sentencing process. Then, address the following in a Word document that is 750–900 words in length:

  • What is a presentence investigation report, and what kind of information does this document typically contain?
  • Why is this information collected, and how does this information relate to an offender’s sentencing?
  • What relationship exists, if any, between the presentence investigation and other aids to sentencing, such as sentencing guidelines and a victim impact statement?
  • Compile your responses to the above questions into your final Word document.
  • The content of the paper must be 750–900 words in length.
  • You must reference at least 3 outside sources, and all sources must be referenced using APA style.

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