Unit 3 Group Project Criminology

Individual Portion Search the library and the Internet and research a problem solving court (i. e. A
drug court. veterans court, teen court. re-entry court or homeless court) Each team member will

address the following in 250-500 words individually: Generally speaking, what are some of the
criminological theories that serve as a foundation for these specialty courts? Explain. You have

been tasked to create a new problem solving court that addresses a special type of offender.

Discuss the components of the court and its approach to dealing with these special offenders based
upon criminological thought. Remember to post your submission as soon as possible in order to

allow enough time to complete the Group Portion of the project. Be sure to reference all sources 5
using APA style. Group Portion As a group. review and assess each member’s explanation and

scenario. Come to a consensus and select the scenario that your group wishes to use for the

remainder of the assignment. Address the following in 10 – 15 PowerPoint presentation: Apply the

4 Steps in Cognitive Restructuring to see how this individual could be helped. What are the major

issues that need to be addressed with this special population of offenders? Explain. What will be the
most challenging element of cognitive restructuring in this case? Explain. What are the major
components of this court? What are the criminological jusafications for this court? Remember to
collaborate and divide work evenly among all group members.