Explain the behaviors that constitute the psychological condition.

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  1. There are many variables that facilitate criminal behavior and this week you learned about those related to psychological conditions. In this assignment, you will research an individual who has done an unthinkable act and has an underlying psychological condition.
    Timothy McVeigh is a criminal offender who committed crimes due to a psychological condition.
    Write a 1,050-word paper in which you discuss the physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology or traits played a key role in explaining the offender’s criminality.
    Your paper should:

    • Summarize the crime committed and include information about the criminal offender.
    • Explain the behaviors that constitute the psychological condition.
    • Describe in detail the specific behaviors demonstrated by the offender that align with a psychological theory.
    • Explain how information from this case helps the development of policies related to law enforcement. Provide an example.

    Cite at least two academic sources from the university library

  2. Rubric
  3. Summarize the crime and share information about the offender.

    25% of total grade

  4. Explain the behaviors that constitute the psychological condition.

    25% of total grade

  5. Describe specific behaviors demonstrated by offender that align with a psychological theory.

    20% of total grade

  6. Explain how information from the selected case helps develop policies related to law enforcement.

    20% of total grade

  7. Length and Sources

    5% of total grade

  8. Mechanics/APA

    5% of total grade

 

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Tips for week 3 Class, As the paper requires that the criminal behavior be linked to “genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology or traits played a key role in explaining the offender’s criminality,” this will be of key importance in grading. This means that criminal behavior that is explained through early childhood abuse or post traumatic stress may not align with the specific requirements for this paper. I see many students go on and on about all the gruesome details of the crime, but fail to hone in on the science. Writing in this manner will not earn full credit, because the instructions are not about a summary of a crime, but rather the connection between the behavior and biological causation. Also, one other requirement that is often overlooked is the requirement for academic sources. These are not sources such as CNN, FOX NEWS etc. but rather, published work by those working directly in the field of mental health or behavioral disorders. These sources usually are best found through the school library. There are 2 of these sources required. You may include additional sources, but at least 2 must be academic in nature. …
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