M2_A2 Probation and Parole

 
Assignment 2: The Presentence Investigation—
Purpose and Procedure
One of the topics reviewed in this module is the development and purpose of a PSI report in many criminal justice systems. Most long-form PSIs contain at least six main sections, which are as follows:

Part A – A description of the offense
Part B – The defendant’s criminal history (broken down into juvenile and adult)
Part C – Offender characteristics—includes subsections of personal and family data; physical condition; mental and emotional health; substance abuse; educational, vocational, and special skills; employment; and financial condition
Part D – Sentencing options
Part E – Circumstances for departure
Part F – Variance

This organizational structure highlights the critical components of a PSI. It also offers a good overview of the functions of a PSI.
Click here to read a sample PSI report.
On the basis of what you’ve learned in this module and using specific examples from the PSI (read the sample PSI), prepare a 4- to 5-page paper to address the following:

How does a PSI help the court to determine an appropriate sentencing decision?
How does a PSI impact possible probation and parole decisions?
How does a PSI help the court determine the sentence length and make recommendations for institutional placement?
How does a PSI help the criminal justice system make informed decisions regarding probation or parole supervision?
How might a PSI help the criminal justice system with treatment recommendations?
How does a PSI assist corrections personnel in:

Offender classification
Offender management
Treatment options
Release planning

How does a PSI assist the defendant and defense counsel?

Be sure to support your position with specific examples and to include information from each of the six parts of the PSI.
Submission Details:

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By the due date assigned, submit your report to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsAnalyzed how a PSI helps the court to determine an appropriate sentencing decision.12Analyzed how a PSI impacts possible probation and parole decisions.12Explained how a PSI helps the court determine the sentence length and make recommendations for institutional placement.12Explained how a PSI helps the criminal justice system make informed decisions regarding probations or parole supervision.8Analyzed how a PSI helps the criminal justice system with treatment recommendations.8Analyzed how a PSI assists personnel in:

Offender classification
Offender management
Treatment options
Release planning

20Analyzed how a PSI assists the defendant and defense counsel.20Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.8Total:100 

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