When considering topics, think about the courses you have taken in the criminal justice program, issues that you have studied, and topics for which you developed an interest. You will not want to select a topic that is too broad, such as crime statistics; rather, consider a specific topic, such as how the collection and reporting of crime statistics could be modified to better account for the dark figure of crime.
Prepare 3–4 paragraphs that present your topic to your peers and instructor. You should include the following based on your selected issue:
Draft a thesis statement on your issue.
Provide a brief explanation of why you selected this topic.
What aspects of the topic do you anticipate pursuing in your research?
What sources do you anticipate using in your research?