Probation and Parole , law homework help


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.

Part 2

Despite your best efforts to guide John McMahon away from drugs and crime, he has incurred a new arrest. Specifically, he was arrested in the 800 block of Greenview Drive in Lynchburg, Virginia after plainclothes officers observed him make what appeared to be a drug transaction. He was cooperative during the arrest, and a search of his person turned up 3.5 grams of a white powdery substance that field tested positive for cocaine. Mr. McMahon was read his rights and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. During questioning, he admitted that he had purchased the drugs for his own personal use moments before his arrest. In a Word document of 1,000–1,200 words, create a presentence investigation report for Mr. McMahon that includes all of the information that would ordinarily be included in such a document. You may find it useful to create section headers in your document to separate the different elements of the report. Feel free to make up information that is not specifically stated, provided that doing so is not likely to impact the sentencing outcome. You will want to reference and include material taken from the Phase 2 individual projects and the Phase 3 individual project.

For the purposes of this assignment, assume the following:

  • Mr. McMahon’s underlying charge of possession of cocaine (the one he was placed on probation for in the first place) represents his only prior conviction.
  • Mr. McMahon’s parents were married at the time of his birth and remain so to the present day.
  • Mr. McMahon has 2 younger brothers, both of whom still live with his parents.
  • Mr. McMahon is in good overall physical health and has no history of mental health or substance abuse treatment aside from any that was ordered in the context of his current probation case.

Here is week one to better help

Because of a number of high-profile crimes committed by individuals on probation or parole in other states, the leaders of several citizens’ groups have approached your supervisor and asked for information on how probation supervision works and how it can keep the community safe. Your supervisor has asked you to create a short presentation on the community supervision function of probation. Your presentation should include the following elements:

Assignment Guidelines

Address the following in 10–12 content slides with a PowerPoint presentation:

  • What are some standard conditions that probationers must follow?
  • What are some examples of special conditions that a judge might impose on a specific probationer?
  • What percentages of people on probation successfully complete their term of probation?
  • What happens when a probationer violates 1 or more of the rules of his or her probation?
  • What happens when a probationer is arrested for a new crime?

Your final presentation should follow the following format:

  • Title slide with your name, course code, and phase number
  • 10–12 content slides containing your responses to the above questions
    • Each content slide must contain 100–200 words of speaker notes.
  • Reference slide in which all sources are referenced using APA style