Assignment 1: Compare and Contrast Review Due: At the end of Unit 6 of the Study

Assignment 1: Compare and Contrast Review
Due: At the end of Unit 6 of the Study Guide
Length: 3500 words (approximately 15 pages)
Weight: 30% of final grade
Instructions:
This assignment will have you compare and contrast the Good Lives Model (GLM) and the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) model. You should begin by identifying the underlying assumptions regarding the cases of criminal behaviour and core principles for each model. Necessarily, this review should include a discussion of the GLM’s “goods” and the empirically identified risk factors associated with RNR. Your review should also include a discussion of the principles of intervention relied on by each model, as well as the outcome data. “Outcome data” refers to the empirical studies evaluating the effectiveness of each model.
In addition to the above, you will need to conduct a review of the research literature to properly complete this assignment. This review does not need to be comprehensive as the literature for each model is very large; but your review will need to extend beyond the required readings for Unit 3. To be clear, you cannot rely solely on your required readings for this assignment. Additionally, Wikipedia (or similar internet sources) is unacceptable as a scholarly source of information in this course. You must use APA formatting for your references and your paper must not exceed 15 double-spaced pages (including references); and your font should be 12-point Times New Roman.
In summary, this assignment requires that you produce a 15 page, APA-formatted paper that compares and contrasts the GLM and RNR, with a review of empirical findings for each model. For more information on APA style conventions, refer to the “Tips on Writing Research Papers” Word document under Resources on the course homepage. Additionally, AU’s Write Site is an excellent resource for learning more about APA style.
The grading for this assignment will be weighted in the following manner:
Grammar/Spelling
(punctuation, typos, construction, paragraphing, etc.)
15%
Presentation and Organization
(length, sequence, flow, introduction, conclusion, citations and references, use of APA style)
15%
Content
(amount and quality of information, integration of information, presence of original thought)
70%
Total
100%

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