Assignment 2: Rape and Pornography
A long-standing question in the field of psychology concerns the relationship between exposure to sexually explicit material, pornography, and criminal behavior. One of the most significant issues focuses on the impact that pornography has on an individual’s propensity to commit rape.
Select two peer-reviewed journal articles to examine the correlation between rape and pornography.
Write a paper that includes the following:
- Analyze the selected journal articles and identify any correlation between rape and pornography. Provide statistical information in support.
- Synthesize your research and conclude, with reasons, whether pornography leads to sexual violence. If not, state the factors that contribute to sexual violence.
- Analyze whether the regulation of pornography is warranted based on the evidence so far.
Give reasons for your responses. Support your statements with appropriate examples.
Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Be sure to include a tile page and reference page in APA format. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, July 6, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||
|Identified and explained the correlation between rape and pornography demonstrating research and analysis.||
|Explained whether pornography leads to sexual violence including a study of contributing factors.||
|Compared and contrasted, with examples, if the regulation of pornography is warranted based on the evidence.||
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||
Textbook for this chapter and for the discussion question
From the textbook, Criminal behavior: A psychological approach, read the following chapters:
- Psychology of terrorism
- Sexual assault
- Sexual assault of children and youth and other sexual offenders