Criminal Prosecution Journal Guidelines and Rubric

PSY 310 Criminal Prosecution Journal Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: Journal activities in this course are private between you and the instructor.

In this assignment, you will reflect upon the role and limitations of psychological theories in the prosecution of criminals.

Prompt: What are the limitations of psychological theories in the prosecution of criminals? Does a person’s age impact their motivation or the chances of continuing criminal behavior? Think about your final project assignment. What limitations did you experience as you were developing your report? Can these limitations be addressed or rectified? Explain.

 

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Limitations: a) What are the limitations of utilizing psychological theories in the prosecution of criminals? b) Can these limitations be addressed or rectified? Explain.

II. Motivational Factors:

a) Does a person’s age impact their motivation? b) Does a person’s age increase the chances of continued criminal behavior?

 

Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Submit assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.

 

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Limitations: Psychological

Theories

Addresses the limitations of utilizing psychological theories in the prosecution of criminals using specific examples

Addresses the limitations of utilizing psychological theories in the prosecution of criminals

Minimally addresses the limitations of utilizing psychological theories in the prosecution of criminals

Does not address the limitations of utilizing psychological theories in the prosecution of criminals

20

Limitations: Rectification

Explains how limitations can be addressed or rectified using concrete evidence to justify claims

Explains how limitations can be addressed or rectified

Insufficiently explains how limitations can be addressed or rectified

Does not explain how limitations can be addressed or rectified

20

Motivational Factors: Age

Assesses the role age plays on motivation and supports rationale using examples from cases

Assesses the role age plays in motivation

Assessment of the role age plays in motivation is lacking in detail

Assessment of the role age plays in motivation is not evident

20

Motivational Evaluates the impact age has on continued criminal behavior using several examples to support rationale

Evaluates the impact age has on continued criminal behavior

Evaluation of the impact age has on continued criminal behavior is minimal

Evaluation of the impact age has on continued criminal behavior is not evident

20 Factors: Continued

Behavior

 

 

 

Articulation of Journal assignment is free of errors in organization and grammar

Journal assignment is mostly free of errors of organization and grammar; errors are marginal and rarely interrupt the flow

Journal assignment contains errors of organization and grammar but these are limited enough so that assignment can be understood

Journal assignment contains errors of organization and grammar making the journal difficult to understand

20 Response

 

 

 

Total 100%


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