I have posted Milestone One previously and the tutor did not provide quality work: both the initial draft and the corrected draft received failing grades from my professor. Because of this, I am posting the milestone again, as well as the second milestone. I need both completed and have posted them together since they build off of one another. This will more than likely become a couple more assignments that I would ideally like to stick with the same tutor for. I have attached the rubrics for milestone one, milestone two, and the final rubric (which has the case studies to choose from listed in it).
I have included the final milestone rubric in order for you to decide which scenario to address (I would prefer either the capital punishment scenario or the assessment of psychological injury). The milestone one rubric is all that needs to be accomplished for this assignment.
Overview: You will submit a two-to three–page paper. In the paper, discuss which case scenario you will be analyzing. Also include an outline of the key facts of the case, and discuss the issues that your assigned forensic psychologist should address in the chosen scenario. Discuss the needs of the client, the defense team, and the court. Finally, include any other information that will be used to establish context for analyzing and evaluating the case.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
a) What case scenario will you be analyzing?
b) Outline the key facts of the case.
c) Overall, what are issues your assigned forensic psychologist would address in this scenario? Based on the scenario, what are the needs of the client? The defense team? The court?
Please note that in your Final Project submission, there is only one Introduction critical element, which combines the four Introduction critical elements noted below. This milestone has four critical elements for the Introduction to allow you to practice and obtain feedback from your instructor, in order to have a polished Introduction for your Final Project.
Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One should follow these formatting guidelines: Use of a minimum of two sources, two to three pages with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and citations in APA style. You must score “Proficient” on both critical elements to earn your points for this activity. Please see the feedback provided by your instructor and resubmit, as needed.
In the paper, discuss which case scenario you will be analyzing. Also include an outline of the key facts of the case, and discuss the issues that your assigned forensic psychologist should address in the chosen scenario. Discuss the needs of the client, the defense team, and the court. Finally, include any other information that will be used to establish context for analyzing and evaluating the case.
In Milestone Two, you will be writing the Methodology and Theory section for your case analysis. In this paper, you will evaluate and apply the scientific methodology and theoretical framework for the case scenario you have chosen. You will walk through the case scenario, applying methodology and determining which specific scientific methodology applies to the scenario. You will also discuss what previous investigations or existing cases could be applied to the scenario.
Along with looking at the methodology, you will look at theoretical framework. You will look at how previous research helps in developing evidence-based approaches and provides effective services to clients in this scenario. You will select a psychological theory that would help inform the eventual decisions and recommendations for your chosen scenario. Provide a rationale that supports your chosen theoretical framework. Based on your chosen scientific methods, discuss what best practices or approaches you would recommend to ensure they are effectively implemented in your scenario.
II. Scientific Methodology Evaluate the case scenario, applying the scientific methodology from the course. Remember, you are not stating opinions; you are breaking down this case through the lens of the scientific method. Walk through the scenario, applying specific scientific methodology. In other words, determine which specific scientific methodology (e.g., forensic interviewing, psychological assessments, psycho-social assessments, the administering of psychological testing, court report writing) applies to the scenario.
III. Theoretical Framework
a) How can previous research help your assigned forensic psychologist with developing evidence-based approaches and providing effective services to clients within the scenario?
b) Select a psychological theory that would help inform the forensic psychologist’s eventual decisions and recommendations in this case. In other words, provide a rationale that supports the approach as it relates to the specific scenario.
c) Based on the scientific methodology(s) that you identified in Section II, what best practices or approaches would you recommend to ensure that they are effectively implemented in the particular scenario?
i. For instance, what recommendations would you make to the assigned forensic psychologist to ensure that the clients in the case maintain the limit of confidentiality? Or how would you determine the clients’ level of cognition with regard to a forensic psychologist’s involvement with them?
Note: These are guiding questions. You should address other best practices as they relate to your scenario.