Bartol, C. R., & Bartol, A. (2017). Criminal behavior: A psychological approach (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Chapter 3, “Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors” (pp. 59-81)
Note: These pages are part of a chapter assigned in Weeks 1 and 4.
Thiel, K. S., Baladerian, N. J., Boyce, K. R., Cantos, O., Davis, L. A., Kelly, K., & Stream, J. (2011). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and victimization: Implications for families, educators, social services, law enforcement, and the judicial system. Journal of Psychiatry & Law, 39(1), 121–157.
Williams, W. H., Chitsabesan, P., Fazel, S., McMillan, T., Hughes, N., Parsonage, M., & Tonks, J. (2018). Traumatic brain injury: a potential cause of violent crime?. The Lancet Psychiatry, 5(10), 836-844. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6171742/
Discussion: Neurology and Criminal Behavior
Contemporary research on brain dysfunction is inconclusive about the nature of violent and aggressive behavior. In addition, there is not much research on nonviolent forms of criminal behavior related to brain dysfunction, which leaves unanswered questions about the topic. Additional research—including comprehensive reviews of both sides of the debate—may provide a more complete picture of how neurological impairment influences violent criminal behavior.
By Day 3
Post a brief description of two neurological factors that may be related to criminal behavior. Then, explain what potential they each demonstrate for predicting criminal behavior and why. Use specific examples from the resources and/or your own research.
Note: Put the neurological factors you selected in the first line of your post. You will be asked to respond to a colleague who selected at least one neurological factor that you did not.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
Boundaries are critical in the legal and ethical practice of human service professionals. Before answering the questions, be sure you have read the chapters and watched the videos from the readings in this unit.
Please respond to the following:
- Why do you think professional boundaries are important in the client–professional relationship? How do they impact the professional interview?
- Which professional boundaries do you think will be easy to maintain? Which ones do you think you might have more difficulty with? Why?
- Discuss your thoughts on the professional boundary of self-disclosure. When can it be helpful? When might it be harmful?
Select 10 scholarly articles (ALL ARTICLES MUST BE WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS) that will support your research paper. Write an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography takes each article and a short paragraph is written stating how the article supports your research paper. Each scholarly article is listed (in APA format) then the paragraph is written.
This means I will be looking for 3 items for each source:
1. The reference.
2. A summary paragraph.
3. A paragraph that states how the article supports your research paper.
No reference list is needed because you are providing references in the assignment.
For an example of an annotated source in APA format, you can go to the OWL at Purdue. Scroll down to the APA Sample.