Warm-up Activity 2.1
The Internet contains much valuable information for researchers, as well as commercial and private sites that offer information that may be biased or not based on fact. View the Northcentral Information Literacy Tutorial to review some pointers on finding appropriate sites for research on the Internet.
Warm-up Activity 2.2
The United States government, as well as some state and local governments, keeps careful statistics of the incidence of behavior and psychological problems. Different departments within the United States government keep statistics on problems and on programs and research on the problem. For example, the Department of Justice keeps statistics on crime—including types of crime, gender and race of perpetrator, the location of the crime, and various programs to prevent crime or deal with criminal behavior. Laws for workplace compensation for distress suffered in the workplace can also be found in government databases. Be sure to consult the Northcentral University library for further information on how to search government sites efficiently, or start with the following library link: https://library.ncu.edu/dw/index/331. Some government websites are also listed in the supplemental resources.
Explain the extent of the forensic psychological issue that you have identified by creating a brochure that essentially sells the importance of your topic. Imagine that you are trying to convince a group to fund your research. Your brochure should include bullet points that indicate the problem in depth and offers statistics that show the extent of the problem on national, international, and/or regional levels.