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?