Crime is one of the major problems that most governments face. It has made entire communities unlivable and even resulted in the unfair stigmatization of individuals. If criminal justice is a field that appeals to you, you will have to dig deep into some unsavory facts. This begins before you graduate with the classes you will have to sit through and continues with the research you will conduct on your own.
In selecting a topic for your dissertation, you will want to be unique but consider the following:
Not all crime records are accessible and depending on the type of information you seek you may find yourself repeatedly meeting dead-ends. Test out your concept first just to see if you can manage with it.
There are crimes that are easy to hear about (like a child stealing candy by accident) while others are extremely brutal. If your work requires you to repeatedly go over the gruesome details of some twisted fiend’s escapades, you need to be ready for that. If that is likely to trigger bad memories for you, consider another direction.
Your research is intended to be read by others. Make sure that it is not likely to get you booted from your college. There are some topics that can be misconstrued if poorly phrased or accompanied by questionable sources.
With that in mind, here are 15 ideas you could consider:
Your own ideas are likely to vary but may still work if you keep the three points in mind.