To prepare for this assignment:
- Review the web article, “Issue Brief 1: Adolescent Legal Competence in Court.” Think about how this information might assist a forensic psychology professional who is tasked with assessing a juvenile’s competency to stand trial.
- Using the Walden Library, select a research article dealing with the assessment of juvenile competency to stand trial.
- Review the article you selected and reflect on how the study was conducted as well as how it might assist a forensic psychology professional who is tasked with assessing a juvenile’s competency to stand trial.
The assignment (1–2 pages):
- Explain the use of forensic psychology research in court settings.
- Briefly summarize the research study you selected, including how juvenile competency to stand trial was assessed.
- Explain how a forensic psychology professional might use this research study when assessing a juvenile’s competency to stand trial.
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media player below.
- Article: Steblay, N. M., Besirevic, J., Fulero, S. M., & Jimenez-Lorente, B. (1999). The effects of pretrial publicity on juror verdicts: A meta-analytic review. Law and Human Behavior, 23(2), 219–235.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
- Article: Kassin, S., Tubb, V. A., Hosch, H., & Memon, A. (2001). On the “ general acceptance” of eyewitness testimony research: A new survey of the experts. American Psychologist, 56(5), 205–216. Retrieved from http://web.williams.edu/Psychology/Faculty/Kassin/files/kassin_tubb_hosch_memon_2001.pdf
- Article: MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice. (n.d.). Issue brief 1: Adolescent legal competence in court. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://www.adjj.org/downloads/9805issue_brief_1.pdf
- Video: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Understanding forensic psychology research: Application of psychological research – Court settings. Baltimore: Author.