To prepare

  • Review the Learning Resources.
  • Consider the ethical consequences of the death penalty as presented in the Learning Resources.
  • Consider that you are in charge of addressing a key issue: capital punishment involving a minor.

Post a response to the following:

  • Based on the principles of the forensic risk assessment, discuss the risks not only to the inmate, but the community at large.
  • Explain how AP-LS forensic psychology specialty guidelines and APA Ethical Guidelines pertain to the issue of the death penalty. How does this affect the forensic psychology professional’s assessment? (Consider the concept of no right to harm).
  • Explain whether there is a connection between capital punishment assessments involving a minor and society at large.

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