Domestic Violence

1. Select a film that depicts domestic violence. Alternatively, you may select a book or television show instead of a movie. Some film suggestions follow:A Cry for Help: The Tracy Thurman Story (1989)Affliction (1999)American Beauty (1999)Bastard Out of California (1996)Black and Blue (1999)Burning Bed, The (1984)Carousel (1956)Color Purple, The (1985)Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1993)Crimes of the Heart (1986)Dangerous Intentions (1995)Dead by Sunset (1995)Deadly Matrimony (1991)Defending Our Lives (1983)Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)Enough (2002)Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story (1995)Fatal Vows: The Alexandra O’Hara Story (1994)Final Appeal (1993)For Colored Girls (2010)Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)Gaslight (1944) Independence Day (1983) – (not the movie about aliens!)Getting Out (1994)Goodnight, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990)Great Santini, The (1979)If Someone Had Known (1995)In a Child’s Name (1991)In My Sister’s Shadow (1996)La Strada (1954)Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg (1994)Men Don’t Tell (1993)Oliver! (1968)Once Were Warriors (1994)Perfect Guy, The (2015)Petulia (1968)Promise, The (1999)Provoked (2006)Shattered Dreams (1990)Sleeping with the Devil (1997)Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)Streetcar Named Desire (1951)Unspoken Truth, The (1995)Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)What’s Love Got to Do With It? (1993)When No One Would Listen (1992) Identify one character (victim of domestic violence) who will be the focus of your paper.Compose a 6-8 page paper (not including title or reference page) which addresses the items listed in the following rubric:ItemCriteriaScoringPossible PointsTitle PageOn a separate title page, center and type the name of the film, the character you have selected, your name, and the course information like so:Movie Title: Character NameYour NameBEHS453 (section)Plot SynopsisSummary of plot – provide enough detail that a reader who has never seen the film will understand the story line, but be concise and limit the description to a few paragraphs (limit to one page)20 pts: Excellent summary of plot15 pts: Good summary of plot, some details missing10 pts: Poor summary of plot, major details missing0 pts: No summary provided20Identify and describe the type(s) of domestic violence in the film. Identify the victim and the abuser, specifying the relationship that exists between the two.10 pts: Clear description of violence in film, key characters and their relation to one another7 pts: Adequate description of violence in film, key characters with some details missing4 pts: Poor description of violence in film, key characters with major details missing0 pts: No description of violence or characters in film10Impact of domestic violence on characterList and evaluate the symptoms the character is demonstrating using your eLearning Resources.20 pts: Excellent analysis of symptoms and their causes, using citations from eLearning Resources to support response.15 pts: Good analysis of symptoms and their causes using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. Some details missing or slight errors in citations.10 pts: Fair analysis of symptoms and their causes. Major details missing. Citations may be incorrect or missing.5 pts: Poor analysis of symptoms and their causes. Serious omission of detail. Citations may be incorrect or missing.0 pts: No analysis of symptoms and their causes. 20Theoretical explanations of domestic violenceExplain the domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective, drawing upon theories discussed in class and in your eLearning Resources20 pts: Excellent explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective, using citations from eLearning Resources to support response.15 pts: Good explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective using citations from eLearning Resources to support response. Some details missing or slight errors in citations.10 pts: Fair explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective. Major details missing. Citations may be incorrect or missing.5 pts: Poor explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective. Serious omission of detail. Citations may be incorrect or missing.0 pts: No explanation of domestic violence in the film from a systems perspective.20Intervention/TreatmentIdentify any pivotal moments in the film where intervention made or might have made a difference for your character15 pts: Excellent analysis of intervention opportunities10 pts: Good analysis of intervention opportunities; missing some detail5 pts: Poor analysis of intervention opportunities: missing major detail0 pts: No analysis of intervention opportunities1Identify a strategy for helping the character, grounded in research and theory mentioned in course materials2. Develop a comprehensive treatment plan3.Identify real resources that could help the character and describe how these resources would be helpful25 pts: Addresses all three criteria in clear, comprehensive fashion20 pts: Addresses all three criteria but lacks detail 15 pts: Addresses 2 criteria in clear, comprehensive fashion10 pts: Addresses 2 criteria but lacks detail5 pts: Addresses only 1 criterion in clear, comprehensive fashion0 pts: Does not address any of the criteria25Reference PageList all references on a separate page using APA format (Version 5 or 6). For assistance with APA format, consult UMUC’s Information and Library Services or EffectiveWritingCenterMechanicsTone5 pts: Formal and scholarly tone3 pts: Minor lapses in tone1 pt: Serious lapses in tone5Grammar and Syntax5 pts: No significant grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors3 pts: Several grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors that are somewhat distracting1 pt: Serious grammatical, spelling, or syntactical errors that detract from overall quality of the paper5Citations and References5 pts: In-text citations and reference list correct3 pts: In-text citations and reference list have minor errors1 pt: In-text citations and reference list have serious errors5TOTAL/125

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