Two part PSY 510 assignment

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Part One: Answer the following two questions with at least one reference for each with in text citation. No title page required for this part of the assignment.

1. Ethical issues can arise between psychology and the legal system. What are some examples of ethical issues arising between these two entities? Use examples from this week's required readings to support your claims.

2. Compare the legal definition of insanity with the psychological concept of mentally ill. How do these two terms differ? How does this distinction affect the validity of the insanity defense?

Part two: this should be in a separate document from Part one

For this paper, you will examine the ethical implications of a controversial topic related to forensic psychology.
Choose from the following topics:

  1. Psychologists' involvement in military interrogations
  2. Psychologists' involvement in assessments related to death penalty cases

In 1,000-1,250 words, consider the following:

  1. Discuss human rights as it relates to the controversy.
  2. Explain ethical implications that may arise for both sides of the controversy.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed sources and the textbook should be used to support this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not

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School: UCLA

Hi, kindly find attached


Ethical Issues in Psychology and Legal Systems
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Psychology and The legal systems
The first example of the ethical challenges faced by the sides in the justice system can be
based on the side of discussing the ethical issues between the psychological therapist and the
therapist’s confidentiality with the client’s rights. When the client is in some problems with the
legal systems and the therapist is summoned by the court to present some of the client’s records,
the therapist is summoned to testify for the client. The issue comes when the therapist has to
disclose some of the information to outside sources like to the judge and the court. There are
standards where the psychologist is required to comply with the law dictating his code of
conduct with the criminal justice system the second instance is due to the regards of competence
in the workplace, this can be evident during the testimony on sentencing and during the parenting
decision making in court. One can conclude that parole and probation offices cannot be used as
an expert witness and when providing treatment and diagnostic testimonies and at some point
make psychological recommendations. The court faces ethical challenges with incompetency in
the side of the psychologist making wrong decisions that favor one side of the conflict. The
psychologist should be competent to give responsible recommendations.
According to researches, there is a negative attitude towards the insanity defense in the
criminal justice system. The legal justice system views the insanity claim as a prevalent defense
where the highly influential individuals view to escape punishment after committing a crime.
(Skeem and Golding, 2002). The above description brings the actual legal definiti...

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