Assignment 1: standards and tests for criminal responsibility

  

Criminal responsibility (insanity) assessments play a significant role in forensic psychological assessment, and information about them is directly relevant to the psycholegal assessment questions on the comprehensive exam.

Tasks:

Using resources from the professional literature, research legal standards and assessment tools used with the criminally insane population. The literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu and .gov).

  

Grading   Criteria

Maximum Points

 

Quality   of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions

16

 

Quality   of responses to classmates

12

 

Frequency   of responses to classmates

4

 

Reference   to supporting readings and other materials

4

 

Language   and grammar

4

 

Total:

40