UVR&TA WeeK 3 Discussion

To prepare:

  • Review the murder of Travis Alexander by Jodi Arias, paying particular attention to the expert witness testimony by Dr. Janeen DeMarte.

Post a response to the following:

  • Identify three forensic assessment instruments (i.e., intelligence, personality, personality disorders) that would be appropriate for assessing Ms. Arias.
  • Identify why each instrument is appropriate for this case.
  • Support your assessment of the instruments based on each of the following:
    • Reliability
    • Validity
    • Norming sample populations
  • Explain why it is important in your present or future forensic role to have a thorough understanding of the assessment instrument(s) used by the forensic professional.

Note: Your posts should be substantial (500 words minimum), supported with scholarly evidence from your research and/or the Learning Resources, and properly cited using APA style.