As a criminal justice professional, you must learn how to write an academic research paper. In this class, you will write an academic research paper. We will break down the steps of academic research in this class by working on the Research Paper Assignment in various stages. The Research Paper Assignment will culminate in the Research Paper: Final Assignment.
The first step of the Research Paper Assignment is for you to write the Research Paper: Thesis Assignment. For the Research Paper: Thesis Assignment, start by selecting a criminal justice topic of your choosing. This will be the same topic that you will use throughout the course. Select a criminal justice topic that is of interest to you and that you have not previously written about or researched. Also, select a topic that is current yet developed enough that academic research has been written on the topic. This topic will be the topic you use to write your Research Paper: Final Assignment on.
After you have selected your criminal justice topic, begin to develop your position/argument on the topic and the 2-3 major points in support of that topic. Those elements will be included in the Research Paper: Thesis Assignment.
Prepare one to two sentences that include the following elements:
Here is the list of Criminal Justice Research Topics