Case Study Analysis and Findings: Joel Rifkin
Case Study Analysis and Findings: Joel Rifkin
This assignment is a Case Study Analysis and Findings. The purpose of the Case Study Analysis and Findings is for you to utilize the knowledge and skills developed in
this course to evaluate the psychological methods and theoretical models of criminal behavior as well as the police psychology and the psychological aspects of all
participants in the criminal justice process relative to a specific criminal episode. An overview of forensic psychology as it relates to the criminal justice process
should be included.
Utilizing your research and analyses consider the psychological methods and theoretical models of criminal behavior as well as the police psychology and the
psychological aspects of all participants in the criminal justice process relative to the specific criminal episode of Joel Rifkin. Present your findings within the
continuing context of the endogenous and exogenous theories of criminal behavior and the analysis of how our biases and assumptions influence our assessments of
individuals. Correlate these to the cultural-based behavior patterns that may be specific to certain segments of the population with an evaluation of the potential
impact and intervention strategies that may be utilized to reduce the impact of stress on law enforcement personnel.
In your Final Research Paper
Evaluate the theory of criminal behavior related to the selected case.
Analyze the biases and assumptions that influenced participants in the case process.
Address each of these participants:
Investigators
Prosecutors
Defense attorney(s)
Jurors
Judge
Analyze the role the psychological profile of the offender played in how the investigation was conducted and in any subsequent court proceedings.
Discuss the impact of this case on future actions and ideology of the criminal justice system relative to the psychological issues presented (or denied) in this case.
The Final Research Paper
Must be seven double–spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Must use at least eight reliable and scholarly sources in addition to the course texts.
Must document all sources in APA style Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style

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