Bartol, C. R., & Bartol, A. Introduction to Forensic Psychology. Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN 9781412991759
1. Summarize the positive and negative features of juvenile courts from the turn of the 20th century to the 1960s.
2. State the significance of U.S. v. Kent and In re Gault for juveniles charged with crime.
3. What type of information is commonly gathered in a juvenile assessment?
4. What has research uncovered about the ability of juveniles to understand Miranda rights?
5. List at least five findings from the MacArthur Juvenile Competence Study.
6. Compare and contrast the various forms of “waiving” juveniles to criminal courts.
7. Provide three findings from the research literature on custody evaluations and the effects of custody arrangements on children.
8. Provide illustrations of when a forensic psychologist might be asked to assess competence to consent to treatment.
9. What are three different forms of outpatient civil commitment?
10. What is the role of the forensic psychologist in evaluating mental injury and sexual harassment cases?
1. Discuss the differences between legal and psychological definitions of delinquency.
2. What are the main sources of youth crime data?
3. Explain how Moffitt’s original dichotomy of juvenile offending has been modified in recent years.
4. What are at least three explanations of ADHD?
5. What are any three alternative explanations for the IQ-delinquency connection?
6. What is intelligence? How has Howard Gardner contributed to psychology’s understanding of this concept?
7. What are any five commonly held myths about school shooters?
8. How does threat assessment differ from criminal profiling?
9. List Cleckley’s behavioral features of the psychopath.
10. State the controversy over labeling juveniles as psychopaths.