felony criminal offense
After an offender has been adjudicated guilty for a felony criminal offense, a presentence investigation (PSI) is usually ordered by the judge. The presentence investigation plays a very important role in how long and the type of sentence an offender will receive. For this discussion board answer the following questions:
- How would you explain the importance of using a presentence investigation?
- What do you think is the most important information in a PSI and why?
- If you were the sentencing judge, what aspects of the PSI would be the most useful in helping you determine the type of sentence and length an offender should receive?