In the Final Project for this course, due by Day 7 of Week 11, you will demonstrate your understanding of—as well as apply and critically evaluate—the major concepts presented in this course.
For your Final Project, you are to examine a role that forensic psychology professionals perform with or in police organizations. Using the Walden Library and the Internet, you are to research this role, and select at least five journal articles in support of your Final Project. If possible, you are to interview a forensic psychology professional who performs your selected role as well.
You should present your Final Project as a 12- to 15-page (including references, title page, and abstract), double-spaced, APA-formatted paper. Please use 10 or 12 point, Times New Roman or Courier font. Reference citations should come from peer-reviewed journals, reputable periodicals, and non-commercial websites. Please note that Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly reference and is not accepted as a citable source.
In your Final Project, you must:
- Describe the forensic psychology professional role and explain why this role interests you.
- Research your selected role and explain the following:
- Certifications and licensure
- Analyze and evaluate the specific skills a forensic psychology professional in this role would use or impart to police professionals.
- Analyze and evaluate the specific communication and interactions the forensic psychology professional in this role would have in applicable internal and external contexts.
- Analyze the ethical, legal, and diversity considerations inherent in this role.
- Evaluate the potential psychological risks inherent to this role and for the relevant police professionals. Explain how the forensic psychology professional would address these risks.
- Analyze the special challenges related to your selected role. Explain how a forensic psychology professional would address these challenges.
- Analyze and evaluate your conclusions drawn and insights gained as a result of completing this Final Project.
You may wish to use the above bulleted items as a basis for topic headings throughout your paper.
Your Instructor will grade your Final Project on a 20-point scale, and it is worth 30% of your final grade. Your Instructor will evaluate your Final Project according to all four indicators in the Application Assignment and Final Project Writing Rubric, located in Course Info. You can find information on scholarly writing in the APA Publication Manual and at the WaldenU Writing Center website. Also, see the Walden University Policies and Information in the Syllabus-II, under “Policies on Academic Honesty.”
Although you do not submit your Final Project until Day 7 of Week 11, you should become familiar with the project requirements and have them in mind as you proceed through the course. Many of the Discussions and Application Assignments relate to and can be of use to you in writing your Final Project.
The Final Project is due on Day 7 of Week 11. See the Week 11 Final Project area for submission details.
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