Discuss the differences between civil and criminal courts. Is the line between these two courts absolutely definitive? If not, what types of cases might “blur the line” between both courts? Can you briefly describe a real world example where a case was tried in both courts?
Wk 1 assignment
Assignment 3: Criminal Case
Choose one of the roles a forensic psychologist may take in the legal field. Research a specific job that falls in this role (i.e. correctional psychologist, or police psychologist), if you can, find a job description. Note what qualifications are necessary.
Write a 3-4 page article for the magazine Psychology Today highlighting this particular job:
Briefly describe the roles that people in this job may take on.
Explain what the career requires you know about the legal system.
Discuss any educational requirements of the job.
Describe what an undergraduate psychology student may have to do to become eligible for this job.
Submit your article in Microsoft Word format. All citations in the article should be in American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition format. Please make sure to also include a reference page in APA format, but there is no need for a title page in this assignment. Post your article to the appropriate Dropbox by Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Chosen a job that a forensic psychologist would have.
Describe educational and work history requirements for the job.
Described the job requirements in terms of the roles that the person in the job would take on.
Described the steps an undergraduate psychology student would need to take to be hired into that position.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.