[Essay Help]: 6 Investigative Psychology

6 Investigative Psychology.

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

1.Demonstrate advanced knowledge of key concepts, theories and debates in investigative psychology and their implications for practice, along with an appreciation of research methods and practical and ethical issues when researching policing and investigative issues.

2.Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate academic research and theory in an original manner, making links with practice in applied settings and in the academic psychological style.

What am I required to do in this assignment?

Assessment 2 is a 2000-word essay. You must develop your own essay title from one of the following topics: alibi evidence; detecting deception; false confessions; bias in forensic science.

Your essay should pose a question which will then be answered.

It is important that your essay question allows you to meet the criteria for this assessment. Therefore, ensure that you included critical evaluation of relevant research and theory, and discuss the application of the research and theory in an investigative context. Your essay question can be shown to the unit coordinator before you begin.

What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)

In order to pass the literature review, you will need to:

  • Provide a clear and coherent answer to the essay question, identifying, describing and discussing key research, in a style consistent with American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines.
  • Using the APA style, address a key debate in investigative psychology by identifying, describing and assessing the merits of different theoretical or experimental approaches, making links between concepts and ideas to produce own arguments

How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?

Your essay should address the question. Draw on the research literature to construct clear arguments. You should be evaluative of the strength of the available evidence, the methods used and the application of the work in practice.

How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?

This essay allows you to focus more on one specific topic which is taught on this unit.

How will my assignment be marked?

Your assignment be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.

You can use them to evaluate your own work and estimate your grade before you submit.

6 Investigative Psychology

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