Criminal psychology

Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: The final project for this course is the creation of an executive summary report. You will write a summary, conduct a crime assessment, and create a
profile of a criminal. You will then develop a conclusion and consider the investigative use of the information you have compiled.

Criminal psychology encompasses a wide range of information about someone that can be drawn together, synthesized, and written into a format used by the criminal justice system
prior to an arrest. Typically, criminal psychologists are called upon to provide advice and consultation when the crimes are not straightforward. Law enforcement officers are experts at tracking data and looking for crime‐related clues to help them solve a case.

However, when they need assistance determining who a
criminal is, or what a criminal’s motivation might be—in a predictive sense—they rely on the capabilities of professionals who are versed both in criminology and psychology. A
criminal profile emerges as data comes together and is an important tool. This is not the same as the information you see on the news; rather it is
a comprehensive look at the biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that make a person unique to a criminal case. Some of the information is based on empirical data and some is based on educated assumptions made by the criminal psychologist.


You will look at a variety of factors and work to answer the question, “who is this person?” You will examine criminal statistics, lifestyle, upbringing, medical and
mental health information, along with a range of other information, that will help you answer the “who, what, when, where, and why” of your chosen case. It
will be your job to draw from your previous education and training to learn how to understand what information is relevant to your case. There is no piece of
information that is too small to help you build the mosaic of how past activity can help predict future activity. Your profile will be thorough, addressing all of the
areas and questions above for the aim of assisting investigators to understand the criminal and his or her motivations and motives as well as the risk of the
criminal activity continuing in the future. Through prompts and independent research outside of the text, you will peer into the world of investigative profiling.


For this Milestone One task, you will complete the summary and crime assessment portion of the final project assessment.
Specifically, the following
critical elements must be addressed:
I.
Summary
a. Summarize the case provided. In your summary, include key facts and demographic information.
b. Develop an
initial hypothesis about the potential motivation to commit the crime. As you consider the motivation, identify the type of crime
that was committed.
II.
Crime Assessment
a. Compare data and evidence of similar crimes.
b.
Identify patterns found in similar crimes.
c. Make inferences about
motivation of the identified individual based on case evidence and comparison to similar crimes.

Criminal psychology Rubric


Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 2‐ to 3‐page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12‐point Times New Roman font,
one‐inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Summary:
Summarize the Case
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
response demonstrates an
advanced ability to distill key
details from a provided case
study
Summarizes the case study and
includes key facts and
demographic information
Summarizes the case study but
summary is missing key facts or
demographic information
Does not summarize the case
study
18
Summary:
Initial Hypothesis
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
response demonstrates a
sophisticated awareness of the
potential motivation to commit
the crime
Develops initial hypothesis
about the potential motivation
to commit the crime
Develops initial hypothesis
about the potential motivation
to commit the crime but the
hypothesis is cursory or lacks
detail
Does not develop an initial
hypothesis about the potential
motivation to commit the crime
18
Crime Assessment:
Compare
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
comparison is exceptionally
clear and includes exceptional
detail
Compares data and evidence of
similar crimes
Compares data and evidence of
similar crimes but comparison is
cursory or contains inaccuracies
Does not compares data and
evidence of similar crimes
18
Crime Assessment:
Identify Patterns
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates keen ability to
identify patterns
Identifies patterns found in
similar crimes
Identifies patterns found in
similar crimes but response is
cursory, illogical, or lacks detail
Does not identify patterns
found in similar crimes
18
Crime Assessment:
Motivation
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
inferences show advanced
ability to draw connections
from evidence in multiple cases
Draws inferences about the
motivation of the individual to
commit the crime based on
evidence in multiple cases
Draws inferences about the
motivation of the individual to
commit the crime but response
is cursory, illogical, or lacks
justification
Does not draw inferences about
the motivation of the individual
to commit the crime
18
Articulation of
Response
Submission is free of errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and
organization and is presented in
a professional and easy‐to‐read
format
Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that negatively impact
readability and articulation of
main ideas
Submission has critical errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that prevent understanding of
ideas
10
Total 100%

 

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