In chapter 4 of the text, Alarid (2015) discusses the presentence investigation and report. Write a short essay based on the following:
Define and explain the purpose and contents of the presentence report, including a discussion of any legal issues and criticisms regarding the PSI report. Explain how the presentence report is prepared by way of an investigation review, verification, and evaluative summary. Given the time and effort it takes to complete a PSI interview and report, do you feel the effort is worth it? Why or why not? How have sentencing guidelines affected the content of the PSI report? Provide both a thorough explanation and examples.