Erroneous Information in Criminal Investigation

Assignment 1: Erroneous Information in Criminal Investigation

Many investigators and psychologists focus on the minutiae of the case and easily lose track of the larger picture. On the other hand, it is also very important to weigh the evidence and decide what data is more important and should be examined further and what data may be placed aside.

Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, respond to the following questions:

  • What are the possible sources of error in the information collected during a police investigation?
  • What are some of the factors that may lead to false confessions?

Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Submission Details:

  • 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, compare 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

16

Quality of responses to classmates

12

Frequency of responses to classmates

4

Reference to supporting readings and other materials

4

Language and grammar

4

Total:

40

Rubrics

 
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