Essay is two parts (Each part should be answered in 400-500 words) Part One (400


Essay is two parts (Each part should be answered in 400-500 words)
Part One (400-500 words):
The goal for part one of the Reform Essays is to describe (1) a reform that you would make to the current legal
system relevant to children and the law (2) research that supports your proposed reform.
Any reform will have pros and cons. We are not seeking to eradicate all of the problems with a singular reform. We function under the adage of “Better is Good.” But please do acknowledge any potential problems that may arise with implementing the suggested reform (e.g., Will law enforcement like the idea? Is it expensive?). Please cite your sources in APA style both in text and in a references section. Your references section does not
count towards the 400 to 500 words.
For this Essay, the topic should be related to something that you learned about in Module 1
(Child Protection Proceedings, examples include: Child Protection System, CPS, Children and Parent’s rights, Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, Rates of maltreatment, rates of child sexual abuse, etc.)
You may absolutely use your textbook as a source for research and support for your essay.
Part Two (400-500 words):
The goal for part two is the same as part one however using Module 2 topics –
describe (1) a reform that you would make to the current legal system relevant to children and the law (2) research that supports your proposed reform using material from Module 2 (Children as Witnesses in Criminal Courts)
Examples of topics from Module 2 include: Children’s memory and cognitive competence, children testifiying in court, protecting children against the stress of testifiying, whether or not children are credible witnesses, accurate witnesses, accuracy of jurors’ judgements, etc.)
Please cite your sources in APA style both in text and in a references section. Your references section does not
count towards the 400 to 500 words.
Textbook (Chapters 10 & 11):
Psychological Problems, Social Issues and the Law (Higher Education Coursebook) 3rd Edition by Murray Levine,
Leah Wallach, David Levine & Deborah Goldfarb. Citing the textbook is recommended but if you cannot find access, other sources can be used as long as they relate to sametopics.


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