Topic 8 Assignment: Forensic Psychology and Ethical Implications
PSY 510 Topic 8 Assignment: Forensic Psychology and Ethical Implications
For this paper, you will examine the ethical implications of a controversial topic related to forensic psychology.
Choose from the following topics:
- Psychologists’ involvement in military interrogations
- Psychologists’ involvement in assessments related to death penalty cases
In 1,000-1,250 words, consider the following:
- Discuss human rights as it relates to the controversy.
- Explain ethical implications that may arise for both sides of the controversy.
A minimum of three peer-reviewed sources and the textbook should be used to support this paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the , located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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PSY 510 Topic 8 Discussion 1
Ethical issues can arise between psychology and the legal system. What are some examples of ethical issues arising between these two entities? Use examples from this week’s required readings to support your claims.
PSY 510 Topic 8 Discussion 2
Compare the legal definition of insanity with the psychological concept of mentally ill. How do these two terms differ? How does this distinction affect the validity of the insanity defense?