Final project: criminal behavior | Psychology homework help

Final Project  10 pages (title page and reference page not include)-Please see attachment as well.

Forensic Mental Health Assessment:  A Casebook 


For your Final Project, you will examine three case scenarios from Heilbrun, Marczyk, & DeMatteo’s Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook in which each case scenario represents a different type of offender (i.e., mentally disordered offender, sex offender, violent offender, family violence offender, female offender, white-collar criminal, cybercriminal, or terrorist). You will apply a specific theoretical approach to the criminal behaviors displayed in each case. You also will analyze the degree to which developmental risk factors and correlates of criminal behavior influence the criminal behavior that the offender exhibits. Finally, you will evaluate whether or not the offender in each case scenario is a criminal.

Note: Although assessment is an integral step in the tasks you complete in this Final Project, for the purposes of this course and Final Project, you will not assess the offenders in the case scenarios you select.

Your Final Project shall be presented as follows:

  • A 10 page  (not including references, title page, or abstract), double-spaced, APA-formatted paper

The Final Project must include:

  • A minimum of seven references (in addition to any course readings that you may wish to reference). Please be aware that websites such as Wikipedia will not be accepted as scholarly references. (Please consult the Walden University Library’s instructions for evaluating research resources, which includes a link to criteria for evaluating resources.)
  • A brief of each of the three case scenarios you selected
  • A description of each of the criminal behaviors exhibited by the offender in each case scenario
  • An analysis of how you might apply a specific biological, psychological, or sociological theory or approach to understanding and explaining each of the criminal behaviors. Be sure to select a different theory or approach for each behavior you discuss.
  • A description of the correlates and developmental risk factors that influence the specific criminal behaviors
  • An analysis of how each correlate and developmental risk factor influences the specific criminal behaviors
  • An answer to the question “Is this person a criminal?” with an analysis of why or why not

Your Final Project will be graded on a 20-point scale and is worth 4% of your final grade.

By Day 7 of Week 10

Although the Final Project is not due until Day 7 of Week 10, you should become familiar with the project requirements and have them in mind as you proceed through the course.

The Final Project will be evaluated according to all four indicators in the Assignment and Final Project Writing Rubric, which is located in the Course Info area. Be sure that the Final Project is written using APA format. Information on scholarly writing may be found in the APA Publication Manual and at the Walden Writing Center website. Also see “Policies on Academic Honesty,” in Walden University Policies and Information, in the Guidelines and Policies area.

The Final Project is due on Day 7 of Week 10. See the Week 10 Final Project area for submission details.


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