Is domestic violence an “epidemic” in America?

Research Paper – Domestic Violence

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

 
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