Review the topics below during Module 1. You may select a topic from the list of possible topics
or you may also select a topic that’s not on the list, provided that you have your instructor
approve the topic before you begin.
List of possible topics
The role of the forensic psychologist in child custody evaluations
Ethical pitfalls for psychologists working as an expert witness
The duties of a correctional psychologist
Conducting a criminal responsibility evaluation
Conducting a competency to stand trial evaluation
Evaluations for psychological damages in civil cases
The evaluation of child abuse charges
The role of the forensic psychologist in sentencing hearings
The reliability and validity of risk assessment
The juvenile justice system, or other topics as approved by the course instructor
Once you select a topic from the above or one approved by your instructor for your course
project, include the following in your opening section of the paper:
What drew you to select this particular topic?
Any personal or professional experiences that influenced your choice?
Any biases you feel you may bring to the research topic as you begin? How can you
address these biases?
Present this information in two to three paragraphs in a Word document and submit the Course
Project Part 1-Topic Component no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 2. (This
Assignment box is linked to Turnitin.)