Literature Search


Your agency’s supervisor asks for a literature search on a specific topic (see the following list that includes topics that represent both forensic research and clinical issues). Considering your career interests as either a researcher or as one who works from a clinical perspective, pick a topic related to the type of job you hope to have.

Possible topics: Sex offender victim grooming Ethical issues in child custody evaluations Assessment measures for psychopathy Current statistical trends in juvenile crime Another topic in forensic psychology that can be summarized in 1–2 pages.

Assignment: Find empirical literature (minimum of three scholarly sources) on your selected topic. Prepare a 1- to 2-page memo summarizing your findings, being sure to cite sources in APA style. Be sure to review the Writing Example in this week’s Learning Resources, which will help you with formatting and requirements.