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Criminal Insane

"A Crime of Insanity: The Story of Ralph Tortori describe two assessment instruments that may be used when assessing insanity in the case study. Justify your selection of these instruments using an article Describe your position on whether you believe the defendant in the case study was legally insane at the time of the off

Forensic Psychology Practice APA Guidelines Review

Review the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists. Competence, Relationships, & Confidentiality and Privilege, what does each guideline pertains to and its importance for a forensic psychology professional conducting assessments.

Clinical vs. Forensic Psychology

Think about the conflicts that forensic psychology professionals may experience in trying separate forensic assessment from clinical treatment and/or assessment. Also think about the similarities and differences in conducting forensic versus clinical assessment.

Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health

An analysis of the position (amicus brief) is given below. Summarize the brief and explain whether you agree with all or part of it and why. The amicus curiae brief submitted by the APA with much controversy surrounding it was Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health Inc (1982): Discuss whether the City of Akron's ad

Ethical Dilemmas of Forensic Psychology Police Subspecialists

Explain at least two of the most common ethical dilemmas and/or challenges encountered by the forensic psychology professionals in the police subspecialty. Explain any unresolved controversial issues a forensic psychology professional might face in police subspecialty.

About Neuroimaging

Is neuroimaging the key to establishing other distinctive features of the brain that may explain behavior in other disorders?

An Exploration Juvenile Forensic Psychology

Briefly describe the major roles and responsibilities of a forensic psychology professional in Juvenile subspecialty. Describe any seminal court cases that may have influenced the practice of forensic psychology within the juvenile subspecialty. Explain at least two of the most common ethical dilemmas and/or challenges enco

Asperger's Disorder and Criminal Behavior

Research a study that influences public policy and/or law in forensics or in forensic settings. Include the population studied, key data and results, and other important takeaways of the article. How a forensic psychology professional might use the results of the study to influence public policy and/or law in forensics or in fo

Subspeciality Forensic Psychology

an explanation of the need for and contributions that forensic psychology professionals working in the police sub-specialty can make to the emergency response team also research findings that a forensic psychology professionals working in the police sub-specialty could use when working with your chosen emergency response team.

Forensic REsearch

Predicting Violence Potential Forensic Research how would a forensic psychology professional might use the results from this study in a correctional setting.

Forensic Research

List two or three forensic psychology research articles where "effect size" was reported. Consider what role effect size played in the statistical significance of the studies you selected. Explain the relationship between statistical significance and effect size. Explain the importance of effect size in the statistical sign

Ethics and Assessing Disclosure of Information

Margie C. (Ms. C), a self-described lesbian mother of two, referred herself to the clinic for an evaluation to assess her capacity to parent in ways generally considered as those to positively impact healthy growth and development in children. The results of this evaluation are to be used in a child custody dispute with her soon

Confidentiality When Dealing with Suicidal Client

What are some legal and ethical responsibilities when working with a client who is seriously contemplating suicide? Suppose you are faced with a terminally ill client in the advanced stage of illness that is in a great deal of physical pain. The client indicates to you in a calm, reasonable way that she is going to drive out to

Ethical Crises

What would you do if a client in crisis—who had just lost his job—talked about wanting to plow everybody down with his car? How do we respond to our clients' needs and distress while also protecting the safety of others? Use the ACA Code of Ethics for any information on crisis intervention or crisis response. Include the ac

The Shortcomings of Eyewitness Testimony

You are a social psychologist contacted by a defense attorney who is convinced that her client is innocent of assault. The prosecution's case rests heavily on eyewitness testimony. You have agreed to serve as an expert witness whose task is to educate the jury about the shortcomings of eyewitness testimony. What would you tell t

Juveniles: Miranda Rights, Self-Report & False Confessions

Juvenile Offenders' Miranda Rights Comprehension and Self-Reported Likelihood of Offering False Confession show such psychological research might be used in a police setting.? "Anger, Hostility, and Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: A Meta-Analytic Review." the role of such psychological research in assisting

Psychological research studies Police Settings

Identify two psychological research studies that have been, could be, or might be used in police settings. Explain how the results of each study you selected specifically might be used by forensic psychology professionals working in police settings

Planned Parenthood of SE Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)

Do an analysis of the of a amicus brief. Summarize the brief and explain whether you agree with all or part of it and why. Be sure to support your position. Planned Parenthood of SE Pennsylvania v. Casey Analyze the impact of psychological research on public policy and the law

Military Psychology vs. Civilian Psychology

Please explain the role of psychology in the military subspecialty. Describe its roles in interrogations in various settings including but not limited to prisoner-of-war camps and warfare. Briefly explain the most important differences in the practice of military psychology from that of civilian psychology.

Police Psychology

Explain how and why the ADA is relevant to forensic psychology professionals working in the police subspecialty in the screening and selection of police officers.