Comprehensive Argument Analysis - Ken Brown

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Axia College Material Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Title and Citation: Domestic Violence Often Leads to Homelessness "Domestic Violence Often Leads to Homelessness." The Homeless. Ed. Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 20 http://140.234.17.9:8080/EPSessionID=f5deaa7083395ce2687f784c8da9873/EPHost=ic.galegroup.com/EPPath/ic/ovi 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The main issue presented in this source is that domestic violence leads to a homeless lifestyle. Landlords are refusing to rent to women of domestic violence and those same women have a higher risk of becoming homeless. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author demonstrates signs of being biased when it comes down to an issue of gender and domestic violence, for example, the author states “Advocates have known that domestic violence is a primary cause for homelessness for women and families.” 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. Ambiguous – Studies from across the country confirm the connection between domestic violence and homelessness and suggest ways to end the cycle in which violence against women leads to life on the streets. Vague - Women living in poor neighborhoods are more likely to be the victims of domestic violence than women in more affluent neighborhoods. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. This source is credible because the author uses statistical information and good research. The author presents themselves in a knowledgeable manner about the topic. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. Euphemism - Many landlords have adopted policies, such as "zero tolerance for crime" policies, that penalize victims of domestic violence. 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. Argument from popularity - "For years, advocates have known that domestic violence is a primary cause of homelessness for women and families." CRT 205
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7 State one argument made by the author. Abusers typically use violence as part of larger strategies to exercise power and control over their partners and isolate their partners from support networks. As a result, a woman who has experienced domestic violence will often have little or no access to money and very few friends or family members to rely on if she flees a violent relationship. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. Premise: Abusers typically use violence as part of
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course CRT 205 taught by Professor N/a during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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