Read and analyze the article titled Effects of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Abuse on Criminal Offenses for analysis. Within the article summary and analysis, include the following:
- Describe the key components of the research project: who conducted the research, the focus of the project, and how the research project was completed.
- Examine the findings or conclusions of the research project.
- Evaluate the contributions stemming from the research project in relation to the study of criminal behavior (findings that may have been made to new information on the topic area or applications).
Include a minimum of two scholarly references, using citations and a Reference page in APA format.
Definition of "scholarly journal"
Scholarly journals, for the purposes of the course, are those journals that are research based and may be a publication of a professional association. They may be journals such as British Psychological Society, Psychiatric Services, Criminal Behavior and Mental Health and are authored. The majority of research articles are primary sources that are based upon the observations and experience of the individuals. Articles from the World Wide Web generally do not meet the criteria of a scholarly journal. Some professional journals can be reached through the World Wide Web. However, data banks such as ProQuest offer scholarly journals and are organized in a manner that allows the researcher to quickly find articles meeting the search parameters. Magazines and newspapers are secondary sources and are generally written for the general public, not a professional. Overall, books are secondary sources, such as textbooks; however, they may be a primary source. An example would be an author who discusses a research project that the author conducted.
The paper must be two to three pages in length (excluding the title and reference page), and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course
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