Week 2 – assignment: summarize studies of special populations in the

Warm-Up 2.1: Patient Amenability to Treatment in Forensic Settings
In this section, you will learn about treatment in forensic settings; however, even when these services are available, there are additional barriers to treatment. As you read these articles, think about the barriers from the offenders’ perspective, and how they may influence the implementation of mental health programming in a forensic setting.

Meyer, C. L., Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & Moore, K. E. (2014). Why do some jail inmates not engage in treatment and services? International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, 58(8), 914-930. 

Mossière, A., & Serin, R. (2014). A critique of models and measures of treatment readiness in offenders. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 383-389.

This week, you will begin work on your Signature Assignment. Locate three articles from peer-reviewed journals that discuss the group of offenders you selected in your Week 1 assignment. You will select one of those articles and complete a discussion post.

The discussion post you will prepare will be for the NCU Psychology, Commons to share with your fellow students. In this post, you will:

  • Describe the research study, including the demographics of the study participants as a whole and also as their demographics within forensic settings
  • Indicate assessment issues for the group
  • Identify treatment issues for the group

Please include any other information that you believe is important in discussing your group as a whole that you may wish to integrate into your Signature Assignment later.

Also be sure to include a full APA style reference with your post so your peers may find this article if it interests them.

Finally, you will also submit this to your professor through the course room for feedback.

Length: 1-2  pages

Your writing 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.

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