Your agency’s supervisor asks for a literature search on a specific topic

Your agency’s supervisor asks for a literature search on a specific topic (see the following list that includes topics that represent both forensic research and clinical issues). Considering your career interests as either a researcher or as one who works from a clinical perspective, pick a topic related to the type of job you hope to have.

Possible topics:

  • Sex offender victim grooming
  • Ethical issues in child custody evaluations
  • Assessment measures for psychopathy
  • Current statistical trends in juvenile crime
  • Another topic in forensic psychology that can be summarized in 1–2 pages.

Assignment:

  • Find empirical literature (minimum of three scholarly sources) on your selected topic.
  • Prepare a 1- to 2-page memo summarizing your findings, being sure to cite sources in APA style.
  • Be sure to review the Writing Example in this week’s Learning Resources, which will help you with formatting and requirements.

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