Methods- due 3.17.08 - Study of Mental Illness Running...

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Study of Mental Illness 1 Running head: MENTAL ILLNESS AND IMPRISONMENT A Study of the Correlation between Mental Illness and Imprisonment By First-Year College Students Claire White University of Georgia March 17 th , 2008
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Study of Mental Illness 2 Method Participants A sample of participants used in this study will consist of one-hundred convicted delinquents of adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 25. There will be 50 male and 50 female participants. The participants will be split into two groups; one group consisting of 50 members (25 male, 25 female) will have a medical diagnosis of a mental illness, the second group will consist of 50 members (25 male, 25 female) and these participants will have no record of a medical diagnosis indicating a mental illness. Race will not be a limiting factor, and persons of all ethnicities will be considered for this study. Participants with and without mental disabilities will be accepted for this study. Participants will be enlisted by random contact though the judicial system of the Alpharetta, and asked to partake in this study. As an informed participant in accordance to the APA “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct” (APA, 1992), the partaker will be given the incentive of a 1-hour credit
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