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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. The essays should be clearly argued and reflect your critical thinking on the topic. Modules 2/3 will provide guidance about essay writing. Further information regarding this information can be found below. 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 on its website at http://www4.gu.edu.au/arts/ccj/study_guide/. This will provide you with help in getting started with your essay.

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Psychiatry Psychiatric diagnosis Psychopathology Abnormal psychology Mental disorder Psychiatric assessment Mental health Schizophrenia Prognosis of schizophrenia Dual diagnosis
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Psychiatry Psychiatric diagnosis Psychopathology Abnormal psychology Mental disorder Psychiatric assessment Mental health Schizophrenia Prognosis of schizophrenia Dual diagnosis
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This paper will address mental health problems, specifically schizophrenia, and focus on the risks and reasons behind the mentally ill who do offend. This paper argues that those with mental illness are not at an increased risk of violence, but there are several factors that can influence violent offending. The evidence reviewed is a number of studies conducted that explore offending by the mentally ill and the factors that strongly increase the likelihood of violent offending. The evidence used throughout this paper explores violence rates of those with mental illness and those of the general public and possible prevention of violent offending and...
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