Psychologists’ Roles in Criminal Justice

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Psychologists’ Roles in Criminal Justice

The roles of psychologists can differ quite a bit, depending on the part of the criminal justice system where they are working. For this Assignment, you are to research this topic using your textbook and additional outside resources and write a 2–3-page paper on your findings. Your paper should:

  • Identify and describe the psychologists’ roles within the criminal justice system (i.e., applied scientist, basic scientist, policy evaluator, and advocate).
  • Provide detailed examples of each of those roles in action within each of the following environments:
    • Law enforcement
    • Corrections
    • Courts system (excluding jury selection)

Be sure to support your answers with material from the Reading and outside research (at least two outside sources from scholarly journal articles, Internet sources, the textbook articles from the Library, and other course material.)

The paper should contain a cover page and a list of references in APA style. All internal citation of outside sources plus the listing of all references should also adhere to APA style.

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Criteria: Ask yourself the following questions: Not Yet Yes

Content Did you identify and describe the roles of psychologists in the criminal justice system (i.e., applied scientist, basic scientist, policy evaluator, and advocate) and provide examples?

Did you provide detailed examples of each of those roles in action within each of the following environments:

Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts system (excluding jury selection)?

Research Is your research current?

Did you use at least two credible sources?

Did you use appropriate reference material to support major statements?

Did you answer all the questions in a substantive manner?

Quality Is your content complete enough to explain your statements?

Is there a logical flow to your ideas?

Did you present the material in a clear and concise manner to provide easy readability?

Format Did you prepare your paper in Word®?

Did you label your file correctly? Did you use APA format to cite your sources?

Did you check your document for grammar and spelling?

Did your paper meet the length requirement?

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Kishnewt2017
School: UIUC

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Psychologists’ Roles in Criminal Justice: Outline
Thesis statement: Psychologists study various subjects in the legal system including
offenders, victims, the judges, expert witnesses, law enforcement agents, parole and
probation staff as well as the prison guards. As such, they also function as basic scientists,
applied scientists, policy evaluators, forensic evaluators and consultants. These issues form
the basis of this paper.
I. Psychologists’ role in the criminal justice system
II. Psychologists’ Roles in Law Enforcement
III. Psychologists’ Roles in Corrections
IV. Psychologists Role in the Courts


Running head: PSYCHOLOGISTS’ ROLES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Psychologists’ Roles in Criminal Justice

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PSYCHOLOGISTS’ ROLES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Psychologists’ Roles in Criminal Justice
Introduction
The study of law in psychology prepares psychologists for different roles and functions in
the criminal justice system. Psychologists may find themselves working in three different areas
in the criminal justice system; law enforcement, corrections as well as the courts system. Each of
these areas entails various factions of the legal system, different duties with offender contact, and
a host of reasons for the offender contract (Neal, 2018). Psychologists study various subjects in
the legal system including offenders, victims, the judges, expert witnesses, law enforcement
agents, parole and probation staff as well as the prison guards. As such, they also function as
basic scientists, applied scientists, policy evaluators, forensic evaluators and consul...

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Thanks, good work

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