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Psychology in Criminal Justice




Psychology in Criminal Justice;Operant Conditioning in the Criminal Justice System;According to our textbook author, operant conditioning ??is learning to either make or withhold a particular response because of its consequences.? (Bartol & Bartol, 2011, p. 91);The student will;1) Describe, in their own words, the theories of behaviorism and operant conditioning/learning.;2) Describe the application of operant conditioning in each of the following component of the criminal justice system;a) Enactment of Criminal statutes;b) Enforcement of statutory laws;c) Prosecution of criminal cases;d) Sentencing of convicted offenders;e) Inmate sanctions within correctional institutions;f) Conditions of community-based supervision;3) For each component, the student will answer the following questions;a) How does the theory of operant conditioning/learning apply?;b) What learned behaviors are the goals of the conditioning?;c) What consequences are applied to stimulate the conditioning/learning?;4) The student?s assessment of the current success and potential success of operant conditioning/learning in the criminal justice system.;5) The student?s work must be supported by a minimum of two outside sources in addition to course materials.;Grading;Grading of this project will be based on;1. Comprehensiveness of the subject psychological theories;2. Appropriate application of the theories to criminal justice;3. Clarity and efficiency of the writing;4. Compliance with format requirements;Format;1. A minimum of 2,500 words (approximately narrative 6 pages) not including cover page and references page;2. The cover page should include the name and number of the course, the name of the student, title of the project and the date of submission.;3. The narrative composition is to be 12 pt. font, double spacing, with 1 inch margins;4. Resources, including course materials, must be cited both in the narrative where appropriate and on a separate references page, using APA citation rules.;Additional Requirements;Min Pages: 6;Max Pages: 10;Level of Detail: Show all work


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