Stereotypes in Forensic Psychology Paper
As you are beginning your exploration of diversity in forensic psychology, consider what questions you have about diversity in general and what questions you have about diversity specific to forensic psychology. Attempt to come up with five questions that you would like answered throughout the course and make note of these questions. At the end of the course, go back and see if they were all answered. If they were not, discuss them with your instructor.
This week, you learned basic definitions of diversity and concepts related to diversity. You explored the psychology of diversity as well as the benefits and challenges with which it is associated in forensic psychology. Discrimination, prejudice, and stereotypes were not only defined but also explained in terms of their contribution to social bias as a whole and specifically in forensic settings.
For your Week 1 assignment, you will be asked to identify and explore stereotypes present in forensic settings through an analysis paper. Your paper should:
- Identify a minimum of three stereotypes present in forensic settings and the groups they are associated with.
- Explain how you believe these stereotypes developed.
- Address how these stereotypes can be changed and/or what might bring about this change?
- Discuss your personal experience with stereotypes.
Support your analysis with 2 scholarly references.
Length: 2-3 pages
Your analysis should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.