Remember your project should include the following:

· A “criminal minds” individual will be your “patient” from the list below for your project.

· A brief history of the patient including diagnoses (documented or your thoughts if no diagnosis is recorded) and medications (if not applicable, write about which mediations you think would be appropriate). Not a lot of gory details about their crimes.

· Any substance abuse, addiction or violence issues surrounding this mental health problem. Describe the attempted interventions that have been made for your patient, and identify what has been successful and what has not. (If not enough interventions were found, please write about what interventions you think would have been appropriate)

· Think about interventions that may have been helpful. Include sources for evidence-based practice. What might have made the difference between functional mental illness to the progression to criminal behavior.

· Include 3 relevant Nursing Diagnoses for your patient along with 3 outcomes (should be measurable!) and 3 appropriate interventions for each diagnosis.

· How will you evaluate effectiveness? Include an evaluation tool or rubric. – Most nursing diagnosis books include tools you can use.

· Include everything listed on the rubric!

· The paper should use APA formatting and be at least 3 pages in length

· Grammarly Plagiarism Report to be turned in with submission, should be <10% plagiarism




Richard Speck

Aileen Wournos

Jeffrey Dahmer

John Wayne Gacey

H. H. Holmes

Ted Bundy

Jim Jones

Charles Cullen

Earl Nelson

Charles Manson

Genene Jones

Richart T. Chase

Ed Giehn

BTK Dennis Rader

R. Kuklinski

DC Sniper

Bob Yates

Albert Fish

Grim Sleeper

Son of Sam

Columbine Killers


Harpe Brothers

Menendez Bros

Michael Swango

Kristen Gilbert

Henry Lee Lucas

Ottis Toole

Gary Heidnik

Edmund Kemper

Valerie Solanas

Mark Chapman

Rodney Alcala

Charles Sobhraj

John Wayne Wilson

Craig List Killers

Jack the Ripper

Nannie Doss

John Wilkes Booth

Darren Deon Vann

Gary Ridgway

Lucrezia Borgia

Adam Lanza

Rostov Ripper

Richard Beasley

Lisa Montgomery

Miranda Barbour

Amy Bishop

Marie Besnard

Patrick Sherrill



Scoring Rubric:

Criteria Points
Describes the patient that is the subject of the project including diagnoses, medications, and history OR describes the community, its strengths and problems and the mental health issue that will be the subject of the paper. 4
Includes any substance abuse or violence issues for the patient or community 2
Discusses attempted interventions, what has been successful and what has not. 4
Describes own personal thoughts about the patient’s or community’s mental health issues. 4
Describes any cognitive concerns and possible interventions. 2
Writes a nursing care plan including three priority nursing diagnoses with r/t and AEB factors. 4
Includes outcomes in NOC language and interventions in NIC language with a plan for evaluation. 4
Identifies mental health resources that can be used with the patient or community. Includes an educational tool. 4
Supports answers using academic resources, with citations in APA format. 2
Total 30