When law enforcement is dealing with issues regarding children, child psychologists are often called in to observe the child and speak with them regarding the situation. Some issues that come with using psychologist in law enforcement is when a psychologist is asked to speak with a suspect. If the psychologist does not carefully explain the rules the suspect could think they are speaking with a “doctor” and then all statements made would be patient doctor confidentiality. Another area of the legal system that uses psychologists is the corrections department. Psychologists perform any number of tasks related to corrections for analyzing, evaluating and treating inmates to helping resolve any issues that might arise between inmates.
In adult cases they can have a retrial with a different jury to see if they get a better sentence. Diversion Programs exist for juvenile and adult offenders. Diversion programs are counseling, rehabilitation and behavioral treatment. In juveniles and adults they are given for first time offenders so they don’t have to serve time. Diversion programs for juveniles can be the big brother and sister club, group counseling, helping to further their education (GED, or high school diploma).
To guarantee the juvenile’s welfare and safety, the state statues deliver a baseline for courts and procedures they must follow when handling a juvenile in the adult justice system, called parens patriate. Creating standards and providing funding is the function of the Federal
INTRODUCTION Research Question: Does port-event information affect memory for an event? Eyewitness testimony refers to a description given by people who have witnessed a certain event. This is an important area in cognitive psychology and human memory. This is usually used in jury during criminal trials however researchers have found that Eyewitness Testimony can be affected by many factors such as: Anxiety, Reconstructive Memory, Weapon Focus and Misleading Questions. The present study aims to replicate the 1972 study by Loftus and Palmer.
Crimes happen daily, and thousands of criminals are sent to court to defend themselves. Prosecutors often feel the need to bring in an expert witness to testify in cases where they feel an expert would better describe the situation. A mental health expert can be there to provide an objective analysis of the victim or even to describe the mental state of the suspect. These experts have to have certain criteria to be recognized as liable. Mental Health experts have contributed and are sometimes needed, and at times there are problems related with them.
10: Sentencing and Ch. 14: The Juvenile Justice System, located on the student website in preparation for your assignment: • Myth v. Reality: When does "Life in Prison" mean "Life in Prison"? • Issue 1: "Three Strikes" and other Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines • Issue 2: Alternative Sentencing • Myth v. Reality: Juvenile Boot Camps are an Effective way of Treating Offenders • Issue 1: "Net Widening" with Regards to Juveniles • Issue 2: Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court and Juveniles in Adult Correctional Facilities Complete the following ‘Simulation’ in CJi Interactive found in Ch. 10: Sentencing, located on the student website in preparation for your assignment: • Sentencing 09-24-12 0 Individual Rehabilitation Paper Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which you define and examine the origins of rehabilitation in prison, and the option of parole based on rehabilitation. Be sure to address the following in your
This training will help develop skill for assessing legal questions using tools and techniques, response style, and forensic ethics (American Psychological Association, 2015). Having forensic skills will allow me to provide professional services to law enforcement officials in cases where psychology is required. Obtaining skills and knowledge of the legal system is essential for a forensic psychologist; the laws and system, court proceedings, obtaining resources for legal information, and the rights of individuals (American Psychological Association, 2015). Understanding the legal aspect of forensic psychology helps with civil and criminal cases; child custody, juvenile, mental evaluation for standing trial, and child abuse cases (American Psychological Association,
A Corrections Counselor will evaluate the psychosocial functions of an offender and evaluate how he/she needs treatment to transition back into society. The Corrections Counselor needs to look at the rehabilitation that is most effective for each individual while they are an inmate. Treatment can include counseling and educational services as well as surveys from the inmate to help in aiding
2. Forensic Psychology is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. * American Academy of Forensic Psychology 3. Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system. It involves understanding criminal law in the relevant jurisdictions in order to be able to interact appropriately with judges, attorneys and other legal professionals.
Introduction Forensic science has evolved into a necessity for the criminal justice world. Before the development of forensic science, many of the cases heavily relied upon confessions and testimonies of the witnesses. Forensic science has given police officers the ability to efficiently and effectively collect, analyze, and process evidence. Without forensic science, criminals would be committing the same crimes repeatedly. While criminals get more creative, the criminal justice system and forensic science specialists have to update the techniques and tools that are used while obtaining evidence for the new crimes.