There will be one writing assignment due in this class which will be due as per the schedule provided. The paper will be at least 3 pages long, with a minimum of three 3 sources, and written in APA format.
The topic of the paper will be domestic violence. I would like for this to be an opinion paper, but your grade will reflect how well you back up your opinion. You may pursue any angle you would like regarding domestic violence, but statistics from reputable sources should be part of your research.
Is domestic violence an “epidemic” in America?
Below are links and possible sources for your paper. You may use any or all below, your book, and other sources not listed.
Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment (1984)
CDC – Intimate Partner Violence
Domestic Violence Laws and Penalties
Bureau of Justice Statistics – Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003 – 2012
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players
The NFL Has Lower Rate of Domestic Violence Than the General Population
Communities Digital News – Domestic violence: NFL less violent than real life
safehorizon – Domestic Violence: Statistics and Facts
Other Facts about Crime and Violence
CDC – Deaths and Mortality
USA Top 15 Causes of Death
Brady Campaign – About Gun Violence
National Institute of Justice – Victimization
Death Penalty Information Center
FBI – Uniform Crime Reports Expanded Homicide Data
FBI – Murder – Race and Sex of Victim by Race and Sex of Offender