Assignment – Research-based Assignment Learning Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3, 4, 5

Students must submit an essay addressing one of the three topics below. In completing the essay students are required to review and include at least five articles published in academic journals that relate to the essay question. Three of these articles should be the ones used in the annotated bibliography assessment. The essays should be clearly argued and reflect your critical thinking on the topic. The tutorial for Week 2/3 will provide guidance about essay writing. Further information will be available in the assessment folder on the portal unit site.
1) Are people with mental health problems at increased risk of violent offending? Discuss.
2) Are interventions with children and adolescents who are at risk of future offending effective? Discuss.
3) Psychological research shows that eyewitness testimony is not always accurate, therefore it should not be used in the criminal justice system. Discuss.
The School of Criminology has an Essay Writing and Study Guide available. This will provide you with help in getting started with your essay.