Interesting Criminal Justice Thesis Topics

The whole key to a good thesis is a great topic. When you start off strong, it makes everything else go so much smoother and easier. Picking the perfect topic for you and your thesis can be somewhat of a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be as stressful as you think. A lot of students struggle with this, and rightfully so. Some have the problem of not having any ideas, where others have the problem of too many to choose from. If you are in the first group, here are some ideas you can use:

  1. If the USA suddenly entered into martial law, how would the world change? And what do we have to learn from ancient and recent past dictatorships?
  2. Talk about how the delinquency rates among juveniles can be decreased and what steps are (or aren’t) being taken towards this positive goal?
  3. What happens with discrimination involving employment towards former prisoners that have served time for various crimes; does it depend on what they did? Is this fair at all?
  4. Should the power of Amnesty International be funded by governments to increase their influence and power? How would their authority change if they suddenly had any amount of money they needed?
  5. Is capital punishment a violation of basic human rights? Should it still be practiced, or banned from all nations?

If you have the opposite problem, here are some tips on narrowing down your choices:

  1. Take your list and look at each idea in pairs of two. Take the first two and eliminate one of them, for whatever reason you want. And then take numbers three and four and get rid of one of those too, and so on until your list is half as long.
  2. Now, go through and identify the ones that would be the hardest, the most obscure or difficult to find research material for, and scratch those. Since this is about making your life easier and not becoming the next famous person who made a great discovery, this step is a must.
  3. Now if you still have more than 2 or 3 left, go through the first two steps again.
  4. Once you are down to two or three, pick the one you’re more interested in personally. If there were a book for each idea sitting in front of you right now, which would you pick up and read first?