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Required Textbook: The Sage Guide to Writing In Corrections; Steven Hougland and Jennifer M. Allen

Answer the Questions for Consideration at the end of Chapter 3

Questions for Consideration 

1. When writing a pre-sentence investigation report, why is it important to include school, medical, and family relationship information? How does this information assist the judge during sentencing? 

2. Considering that some pretrial reports must be written within 48–72 hours after arrest, what are some of the challenges a pretrial officer may face in getting the information needed to write the report and in verifying the facts of the report? 

3. Why are contact sheets useful for probation and parole officers? Identify at least two reasons.

Please follow the following guidelines:

1. Does your response directly answer each part of the assignment question(s)? 2 . Does your response clearly show you have read and understand the lesson content by correctly defining key terms, key persons and summarizing concepts? Have you made inferences based on this knowledge to personal or modern-day applications? 3. Have you clearly state analysis and give examples to back them up? Does your response provide analysis to the larger concepts of the lessons? 4. Do you write clearly, in complete sentences, with minimal errors in grammar and spelling? Did you use the APA Method of Citation where needed?