Criminal Law Discussion, writing homework help

An important factor in determining punishment is a presentence investigation. Some states require a presentence report and some states also leave it up to a judge’s discretion whether or not there should be such an investigation.

  • What data do you think should be included in the presentence report?
  • Is there any information you think should not be allowed to be included.
  • Do you think the report should be available to the defendant?
  • Should this report be public record? Why or why not?