The purpose of the final discussion board is to allow you to develop your research skills and apply concepts covered throughout this course. Even though the content of this course is just the “tip of the iceberg” in the world of research, you are still able to put into practice some of these research concepts. You can actually use some of this!Thread Prompt: Based on your present academic and professional status, you will consider possible career opportunities for yourself in the future. What kind of future work do you plan to do? If you are already working in the field of your choosing, consider the opportunities of advancement or growth in your career. What kind of professional credentials are required, or would be beneficial to have in order to allow you to do that kind of work? (Hint: There is probably more than one kind of professional credential that can allow you to do what you plan to do. List as many as you can.) Is there a governing body in your state or country that oversees the kind of professional credentials that you plan to acquire? Where would you find the information about this governing body, and about the requirements for the professional credentials? (Hint: there will likely be some web addresses that you can use as part of your answer.) Include a properly formatted in-text citation for that source, and include a properly formatted reference at the end of your initial post for the source of information you are using in your initial post.Provide a thread that addresses the questions above. Be sure to include background information that explains your current academic and/or professional status. Share your chosen career plans and the path you will take to get there.
1) Im currently pursuing my degree for bachelor of science:criminal psychology
2) I want to work as a criminal psychologist
3) I live in Upstate New York
- 4) I chose this path because I have always been intrigued with true crime cases and would like to further my education to grasp a better understanding of why and how criminals get to that point
- 5) People in this field usually work in office and court settings. A criminal psychologist might spend a considerable amount of time interviewing people, researching an offenderâ€™s life history, or providing expert testimony in the courtroom. In some cases, criminal psychologists may work closely with police and federal agents to help solve crimes, often by developing profiles of murderers, rapists, and other violent criminals.
Criminal psychologists are employed in a number of different institutions. Some work for local, state, or federal government, while others are self-employed as independent consultants. Still others opt to teach criminal psychology at the university level or at specialized criminology training facilities.