Differing Views of the Juvenile Justice System psy4d1
Chris has a significant delinquent history, including theft of property, breaking and entering, possession with intention to distribute, and domestic violence. Chris is 18 and is a few credits shy of obtaining his high school diploma. His probation officer knows that Chris has the potential to do well; however, he is easily influenced by the wrong crowd of delinquent peers/friends. Chris is currently charged with possession of a firearm, and the district attorney wants to charge him as an adult. His probation officer and attorney want him adjudicated as a juvenile and sent to a rehabilitation facility, as rehabilitation has not been a part of his treatment in the past.
1. What are some conflicts that may occur between law professionals and psychology professionals when it comes to juvenile defendants?
2. What case would you make for Chris from the point of view of a legal professional, or what case would you make from the point of view of a mental health professional?
Psychological Evaluation Use in Law Enforcement psy5d1
The articles, Dantzker, Gallo, and Halgin discuss pre-employment screenings. They also explore how and if the pre-employment screening of police officers are effective and/or useful as it relates to selecting police officers. With the media’s increasing attention to police brutality, there is an increasing concern about the screening of mental health with police officers. For this discussion, respond to the following:
3. How do personality instruments aid in the selection of police officers?
4. Why are psychological evaluations important in determining a police applicant’s suitability for hire? Are these screenings valid and reliable?
Mental Health and Our Legal System psy5d2
Sarah is serving 5 years for illegal drug trafficking, possession, and abuse; this is her fourth offense and second time being incarcerated. Sarah has also been diagnosed with having schizophrenia. She refuses to take her prescription medications and tries to self-medicate with illegal drugs. While incarcerated, Sarah continues to refuse her medication and treatment but often has episodes as a result of her illness. The prison guards, not being trained on mental illness, interpret her behavior as being noncompliant and difficult.
5.What ethical concerns are there with regards to the right to refuse treatment?
6. How do laws affect treatment of inmates with mental illness in regard to the right to refuse treatment?