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CRJU 1310: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Choosing a Research Topic

Using this list provided by Dr. Oliver, choose a topic for your Contemporary Issues Paper:

  • Current Trends of Crime in America, What Crimes and Why [last three years]
  • Addressing Domestic Violence
  • Capital Punishment
  • Careers in Corrections
  • Community Corrections
  • Corporate Crime
  • Correctional Boot Camps
  • Crime Analysis
  • DNA Testing
  • Education and Training for the Future Police Officer
  • Faith-based Correctional Programs
  • Homeland Security for the Municipal Corporation
  • House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring
  • How to address prison overcrowding
  • Identity Theft
  • Judicial Activism
  • Jury Consulting
  • Jury Duty, how effective is this civic responsibility?
  • Law Enforcement Accreditation
  • Patriot Act
  • Police Review Boards
  • Private Prisons
  • Prisoner Re-entry
  • Removing Juveniles from Adult Jails
  • Restorative Justice: what is it and how should it be implemented?
  • Sentencing Guidelines
  • Should Courts Consider Culture?
  • Should police have school resource officers?
  • The Current State of Community Policing
  • The Domestic War on Terrorism
  • The Peer Court-Youth Court Experience
  • The Results of American Incarceration
  • The Supermax Prison
  • The Use of Shock Incarceration
  • Use of a Public Defender Topic
  • Use of Expert Witnesses
  • Use of Police Lineups