Forensic Psychology

This assignment builds on the independent research you conducted for the Unit 1 Discussion Board. By this point, you should have a strong familiarity with a range of contemporary issues in forensic psychology. In this activity, you will practice the important skill of writing a legislative summary to a member of the legislature, who has requested information on pressing challenges facing the state.

Your executive summary will be 3 pages and must include a problem statement, an overview of your selected issue in your state, and a summary of existing research (within the last 3 years) on the topic.

The specific steps are as follows:

  1. Select any 1 of the following contemporary issues:
    • Interrogations and Confessions
    • Polygraphs
    • Involuntary Civil Commitment
    • Competency Restoration
    • Implicit Bias and Criminal Justice
    • Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification
    • Solitary Confinement
    • Trauma and Memory
    • Eyewitness Testimony
  2. In 1 paragraph, write a problem statement.
  3. In 2 paragraphs, supply an overview of the contemporary issue in your state.
  4. In 4 paragraphs, create an overview of existing research (within the last 3 years) associated with your selected contemporary issue.
  5. Use no less than 6 scholarly resources.