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
- 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?