For this assignment, review the Juvenile Case Study 2: Jessica to use for your assignment. Describe acts of the case in your own words as needed to complete the paper.
CASE STUDY 2: JESSICA
Jessica is a 17 year old female who has been charged with robbing a local convenience store. Jessica has been arrested twice prior to this arrest for other delinquent behavior (truancy and fighting at school). Jessica has had behavior issues at school and her grades range from D’s to F’s. She misses school often and has been arrested for truancy in the past. Jessica has also been in over 10 fights within the last year at school and has been arrested for assaulting another student with a bat. Jessica has been known to associate with other delinquent peers who have similar histories at school.
This time, upon being arrested, Jessica was taken to adult lock up/jail. Jessica was placed in a holding cell with other adult females while waiting for her hearing and was assaulted (fighting) by a 25 year old female while there. Jessica became very depressed and was referred to a forensic psychologist. After be evaluated, it was determined that Jessica is the oldest child out of seven and that she tries to be the provider for her family as her mother is on drugs and is not around much and her father died when she was 13. Jessica has been in and out of facilities, but has not been to a rehabilitation facility.
Write a paper in which you respond to the following:
- Applying relevant psychology principles and concepts, explain a course of action for treatment that may be recommend in court. For example, should the forensic psychologist recommend that the individual remain in jail and be charged as an adult, be adjudicated as a juvenile and receive inpatient treatment at a secure facility, or be adjudicated as a juvenile and receive outpatient treatment?
- Explain how scholarly research findings support your thinking on the course of action for treatment recommended by the forensic psychologist.
- Consider the ethics of the case study in general, and consider the ethical concerns for the forensic psychologist in the case. Due to the age of the client, explain the ethical issues faced by the forensic psychologist.
- Apply ethical principles and standards to address the ethical concerns in the selected case study.
Create a 4 page essay in APA format according to the instructions above. Use a minimum of 4 sources: (2 being professional, and 2 being scholarly). Utilize in-text citations.