IP – This assignment will be a bit different than you usually have to prepare. In this assignment you will make an intake form.
There are three parts-submit all documents as ONE file ( use a zip file) or include all content in ONE word document.
The first part of your presentation-2-3 pages will be an actual essay.
This essay will discuss the importance of recognizing the signs of stalking, the criminal definition of stalking,
and key facts that we should know about stalking.
Use APA format-include title page, abstract and reference page.
You need a minimum of 4 supportive, scholarly sources.
Create an intake form that can be used to get information from alleged victims of stalking
Basic example of an intake form can be found: https://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/Sample%20Client%20Intake_0.pdf
You will need to transition this intake form to make sense for victims of stalking. Essentially, you are creating your own intake form. You will provide information about the suspect’s information , and information about the incident . It does not have to look exactly like any of the forms that you find online. Just make sure that the form is comprehensive and looks like a complete intake form. There is no one set example for an intake form.
You need to fill in these forms with hypothetical information so they can be tied together. Do not submit blank forms.
The second part of the assignment said to create an risk assessment/evaluation and assessment form that will be based on the intake form you just made.
Make sure that you provide the general information such as name, date etc for the victim as you would on any other assessment form.
You need to fill in these forms with hypothetical information from the intake form so they can be tied together. Do not submit blank forms.
In this assessment form you will present questions about:
The relationship with the victim and the suspect. Include about five or so questions related to this topic.
example question-Do you know who the suspect is? Yes or no
Information about the stalking incident and frequency: Include five or so questions here.
Example question-does a suspect contact you by electronic devices? Yes/ No
Another section might be-Specific threats made by the suspect: Include five or so questions related to this topic.
Example question: Has the suspect made threatening or intimidating calls to communicate with you? Yes/No
Another section might be-Have you taken any actions to stop the suspect behavior-include five or so questions related to this topic
Example question. Have you moved to a new location? yes/no
When you have an evaluation, you should have some type of scale, such as 1-10, or Low ,medium, high etc at the end of the form-this would essentially be the "risk assessment”.
In the risk assessment section, you would sort of explain: Example-if the victim responded yes/no to the specific questions above, this would indicate a “low-level” of stalking risk.
If the victim responded Yes/no to questions 1-5, this presents a medium risk to the victim.
if the victim responded yes to questions 15- 20 this would present a high risk.
However you want to frame this assessment is fine. Just think about your approach here.
Continue to look at evaluation and assessment forms online to get a little bit more clarity about this.
When you were attending AIU, you thought of yourself being an undercover narcotics officer or working for a bank as a fraud investigator, but you were initially exposed to the role of a victims' witness assistant during the Criminal Careers course at AIU. Then, your best friend became a victim of a crime of violence after being stalked for several months, and that incident changed your life. As you provided comfort and support to your friend during the judicial process, you were exposed first-hand to the role played by the victims' witness assistant during the criminal judicial process. The role of the victims' witness assistant changed you, and you decided then that you wanted to pursue a career as a victims' rights advocate somewhere. It has been a year since you were able to start your career in the victims' rights advocate position, and every day, you feel that you are making a difference in society and your jurisdiction.
The prosecutor for whom you have been working as a victims' witness assistant has had several calls from victims of stalking. Some cases seem more serious than other cases; however, one case that no one in the office thought was serious resulted in the victim’s death. Everyone thought the couple was just going through a difficult breakup. This case had a tremendous impact on the entire office—especially you.
To help make sure that the office does not minimize a potentially dangerous situation again, the prosecutor has asked you to put together an intake, evaluation, and assessment instrument to be used in taking information on stalking situations. Be sure to check stalking statutes, and cite the elements of the crime of stalking in your documents. Complete the following:
Your forms should reflect contemporary information and the legal definition of the crime of stalking and what factors distinguish the most serious situations.