Students will write a scholarly paper that is a minimum of 8pages in length
. The paper must include at least five, peer-reviewed sources that cover your chosen topic from the list below. Keep in mind that 5 is the minimum. A good quality research paper usually contains in excess of 10. Sources should be less than 10 years old and if using statistical data, it should be less than 5 years old. Do not forget to use in text citations to credit your sources.
Use of newspapers, news magazines, and similar periodicals must be kept to a minimum, and will be acceptable only as sources for supplementary information.
References like “Wikipedia,” “Psychology Today,” and “Court TV” are not primary sources, are not peer reviewed (reviewed for empirical integrity, accuracy, and authenticity), and are not appropriate references for scholarly writing (with the possible exception of use for anecdotal background information).
Research Paper Topics
Choose a topic relevant to sexual assault. Examples include:
1. Sexual assault in the military
2. Date Rape
3. Marital Rape
4. Homosexual Rape
5. Prison Rape
6. Child sexual Assault
7. Sadistic sexual assault