Ethics in Forensic Psychology

(CC1, CC3): There are many positions within the field of forensic psychology. With its broad reach within the criminal justice, legal and psychology fields, there are many professions and opportunities that require ethical consideration.

For this assignment, please begin by reading the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology download.

Choose one ethical consideration from at least three different sections (Responsibility; Competence; Diligence; Relationships; Fees; Informed Consent, Notification, and Assent; Conflicts in Practice; Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege; Methods and Procedures; Assessment; Professional and Other Public Communications).

For each ethical consideration, address the following:

Identify and describe the ethical consideration.

How can this ethical dilemma be avoided or handled?

How does this ethical consideration relate to the criminal justice and legal system? Why is it important?

Identify a landmark case and describe how it adhered to or violated this particular ethical consideration.

 

Your papers should be written in paragraph form, using transition sentences to shift from one topic to the next.

Additional Considerations:

Papers should be 3-4 pages in length.

Use correct APA (Links to an external site.) format and cite all sources.

A minimum of 3 references required.

Papers are due by Saturday at 11:59 PM EST.

eek #1 Assignment Ethics in Forensic Psychology

Week #1 Assignment Ethics in Forensic Psychology
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDemonstrates an understanding of ethical issues in forensic psychology
10 pts
Exemplary- Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and clearly identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
9 pts
Mastery- Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
8 pts
Proficient- Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the primary thesis of the paper however competencies/ outcomes to be achieved are not clearly defined
7 pts
Emerging- Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation- The paper does not reflect an understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifies and describes three ethical issues in forensic psychology, addressing all elements of the assignment prompt.
10 pts
Exemplary- Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and clearly identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
9 pts
Mastery- Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the primary thesis of the paper that sparks the interest of the reader and identifies competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
8 pts
Proficient- Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the primary thesis of the paper however competencies/ outcomes to be achieved are not clearly defined
7 pts
Emerging- Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation- The paper does not reflect an understanding of the primary thesis of the paper and does not identify the competencies/ outcomes to be achieved
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Thinking/ Analytical Skills
10 pts
Exemplary- Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of all issues identified; consistently demonstrates the use of critical thinking/ analytical skills
9 pts
Mastery- Presents a thorough analysis of most of the issues identified; demonstrates the use of critical thinking/analytical skills
8 pts
Proficient- Presents a superficial analysis of some of the issues identified; minimal demonstration of the use of critical thinking/ analytical skills
7 pts
Emerging- Presents an incomplete analysis of the issues identified; demonstrates little or no use of critical thinking/analysis skill
0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation-Does not present any critical thinking/ analysis
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUtilization of Research
10 pts
Exemplary- Supplements paper with relevant and extensive research into the body of the paper
9 pts
Mastery- Supplements paper with relevant research into the body of the paper
8 pts
Proficient- Supplements paper with limited research into the body of the paper
7 pts
Emerging- Minimally supplements paper with research into the body of the paper
0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation- Does not include relevant research into the body of the paper
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality and Organization of Writing or Presentation
10 pts
Exemplary- The paper is extremely well organized, makes excellent transitions from point to point, no spelling or grammatical errors and all references correctly cited Paper follows APA format
9 pts
Mastery- The paper is generally well organized with relatively smooth transitions from point to point; rare number of spelling and/or grammatical errors or references not cited. Paper follows APA format correctly cited
8 pts
Proficient- The paper is organized with somewhat smooth transitions from point to point; under 3 spelling and/or grammatical errors or references not cited properly. Paper mostly follows APA format.
7 pts
Emerging- The paper is minimally well organized with minimally acceptable transitions from point to point; several spelling and/or grammatical errors or references not correctly indicated. Minimally follows APA format.
0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectation-
10 pts
Total Points: 50

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