28 Aug
2012

Risk Assessment of Future Dangerousness in Death Penalty Cases

Kelly A. Burton

Walden University

 

Abstract

Forensic Psychologists are utilized in death penalty cases to conduction risk assessments for future violence in offenders in order to aid the jury in making their decision to give a death sentence or life in prison.  However the methods utilized for risk assessment are found to be invalid and should be utilized.  This article covers current risk assessment methods and suggest methods for conducting risk assessments that are based in empirical research and areas of the law process that forensic psychologists should focus their attention.

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Gay Marriage

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27 May
2012

Gay Marriage Kelly Burton Park University Abstract The topic is Gay Marriage is a heated topic often debated in America.  Opponents and proponents of this topic have the same concerns, just a different view of each subject.  This paper covers the some of the topics: Is marriage a holy or legal union? Will the sanctity […]

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27 May
2012

Alcohol as a Social Problem by Kelly Burton A Paper Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements of SO 304 Social Problems 14 Feb 201 Abstract Alcohol is a social problem that is focused mainly on the poor community.  Drunk driving  fatalities, health problems are the main negative aspects of alcoholism.  Driven by large tax […]

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27 May
2012

 Thought Suppression an Overall Look Kelly A. Burton Park University Thought Suppression an Overall Look History of Thought Suppression And Key Players             As far back as Freud, the idea of thought suppression has been on the minds of psychologist.  Can a person actually control their thoughts enough to suppress a thought at will?  A […]

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27 May
2012

Review of Carl Jung’s Personality Theory The Pros and Cons of Jung’s Ideas Kelly A. Burton Park University Review of Carl Jung’s Personality Theory The Pros and Cons of Jung’s Ideas Carl Jung was one of the first western psychologist who was not afraid to include Eastern ideologies into his work.  While his work was […]

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27 May
2012

I Have a Dream Foundation A look at Adolescence Programs Kelly A. Burton Park University Abstract People often say that one person can not make a difference, yet Eugene M. Lang who founded the I Have A Dream Foundation has made plenty.  The I have a dream foundation offers children who normally would not finish […]

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27 May
2012

Absurdities in Psychology Kelly A. Burton Park University Abstract Student of Psychology are introduced areas of study for the mind that are quite unorthodox in nature.  Contained in this article are ideas of experimental psychology and psychoanalysis that seem extreme. Examples of extreme experiments, blood letting, mesmerism, frontal lobotomy and ECT.  Freud’s psychosexual stages and […]

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BiPolar Type I

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27 May
2012

Bipolar Disorder Type I Park University Kelly Burton    Abstract This paper cover bipolar disorder type I.  Paper is formatted in a specific order as required per the core assessment guideline provide in Park University’s Abnormal Psychology class.  The main topics are: Description, DSM-IV Application, 4Ds Distress, Deviance, Dysfunction, and Danger, Models of Abnormality That […]

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27 May
2012

Basic Overview of the Forensic Psychology Career Field Kelly Burton Walden University Abstract This paper covers the career field of Forensic Psychology in it’s many specialities.  The areas of Criminal, Juvenile, Civil, Investigative, Correctional, and Police are covered briefly.  Court cases that are pivotal to the specific areas are cited along with brief histories and […]

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27 May
2012

 Literature Review Of Psychological Autopsy Kelly A. Burton Walden University Abstract This literature review of Psychological Autopsy looks the the creation of the career field, issues, benefits and suggested areas for improvement.  The review looks at the concerns of the field where the lack of standards, provability in the courts and no training methods are […]

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27 May
2012

 Case Study of Dissociative Identity Disorder Subject Arron Stampler Character From Primal Fear Kelly A. Burton Walden University Abstract This case study on dissociative identity disorder is based on the movie Primal Fear, starring Edward Norton and Richard Gere.  This paper covers data collection methodology, Five Axis Diagnosis, proposed treatment plan, and followup criteria for […]

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27 May
2012

      Murder On a Sunday Morning A Case Analysis for Juvenile Offenders Kelly A. Burton Walden University   Abstract Murder on a Sunday Morning, a documentary that points out glaring problems in our judicial system relating to juveniles accused of crimes.  This paper points out aspects of the film that pertain to forensic […]

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27 May
2012

      Criminal Behavior Review of Theories, Offenders and Case Studies Kelly A. Burton Walden University   Abstract This paper takes a look at reasons for criminal behavior, covering the big three, Biological, Psychological, and Sociological factors.  Four main types of offenders are outlined, Mentally disordered offenders, Sex Offenders, Violent Offenders and Family Violence […]

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