The roles of psychologists can differ quite a bit, depending on
the part of the criminal justice system where they are working. From your book
and additional outside resources, write a three to five
page paper describing the roles of psychologists in criminal justice.
Your paper should:
psychologists’ roles within the legal system (i.e. applied scientist, basic
scientist, policy evaluator and advocate).
examples of EACH of those roles in action within each of
the following environments:
(excluding jury selection)
Describe the role
psychologists serve as a consultant in the jury selection process. Provide three
examples of psychological concepts and describe how they are applied to the
selection of juries.
Address at least one
common ethical obligation or issue facing psychologists in EACH area above.
Explain how each
ethical obligation is overcome and/or mitigated by psychologists by providing
specific examples of policies, programs, laws, or regulations that are in place
in each area of focus.
Be sure to support your answers with material from the reading and
outside research (at least two outside sources from scholarly journal articles,
the internet sources, the textbook articles from the Kaplan Online Library and
other course material.)
The paper should
contain a cover page and a list of references in APA format.
All internal citation
of outside sources plus the listing of all references should also adhere to APA