Assignment 1: Analysis of Research on Death Row Inmates
Psychologists conducting research using historical and contemporary data must make sure that different demographic populations of offenders are not compared with each other. For example, when studying crime rates, much more information can be gleaned by separating male and female offenders, offenders from different age groups, and offenders from different socioeconomic strata.
Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, describe the strengths and weaknesses of research on death row inmates.
Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to cite sources.
- By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
- Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, identify the similarities and differences between what you have constructed and what your classmates have.
|Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions|
|Quality of responses to classmates|
|Frequency of responses to classmates|
|Reference to supporting readings and other materials|
|Language and grammar|