Students will choose a topic pertaining to family violence and write a paper on that topic.  The student will find supporting research to describe the topic and any current applications. APA format is required. The paper should be 6-8 pages (including Title Page and Reference Page), using a12 pt font. The paper will be graded on content, organization (introduction and conclusion), grammar, and the APA format.  Honesty is expected, and any form of plagiarism will not be tolerated. Becareful!


The College of Educations defines plagiarism as:

  • Three consecutive words that are not common professional language used from another source without quotation
  •  Rephrasing another author’s words without appropriate citation
  •  Using another author’s ideas or data without appropriate citation
  •  Submitting another author’s or student’s writing as one’s own
  • Directly quoting a source without using appropriate APA or MLA style (whichever is required by the instructor) citation to show that it is a direct quote.
  • Intentionally taking information from a source and not giving appropriate credit
Family Violence

Family Violence

Students who commit plagiarism will be subject to disciplinary actions as outlined in The Oracle for Academic Misconduct and violation of the Honor Code.  The Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures define university procedures in these matters. Students have the right to request consideration by the Student Services Conduct Board.

Consequences for plagiarism in PSY 3332 XTIB are as follows: 

For the Research Project, if it is found that 50% or more has been plagiarized, as deemed by TURNITIN, the assignment will result in a grade of zero.