Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction to Criminology Dissertations
- 2. Categories and List of Dissertation Titles
- 3. How to Structure a Criminology Dissertation, Tips
1. Introduction to Criminology Dissertations
This guide gives you some ideas for dissertation titles. Criminology covers many areas, so there should be plenty to whet your appetite here. Criminology dissertations typically take one of two forms, focusing either upon collecting and analyzing primary data or upon appraising secondary data only. Either type can be appropriate to your area of study. You will also find an overview of how to structure your dissertation in section three below.
2. Categories and List of Dissertation Titles
2.1 Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
2.1.1 A study of the impact of partner violence on women’s mental health: a quantitative study comparing the UK with Nigeria.
2.1.2 Beaten men: to what extent do men suffer from violence against them carried out by their female partners? A review of current literature.
2.1.3 To what extent can concept analysis help in the management of cases of domestic violence? A qualitative study in the UK.
2.1.4 Understanding why women stay with violent and abusive partners: a literature review.
2.1.5 Victimology and domestic abuse: is there a personality type more associated with domestic violence? A qualitative study amongst UK therapists specializing in domestic violence cases.
2.1.6 Persuading domestic violence victims to testify against their abusive partners: difficulties and possible solutions. A literature review.
2.1.7 Child abuse: perpetuating a cycle of violence. How do abusers who were themselves abused as children conceptualise their crimes? A qualitative study amongst convicted abusers.
2.1.8 To what extent does suffering abuse impact upon victim’s memory and cognitive functioning: a review of the literature.
2.2. Deviant Behaviour and its Explanations
2.2.1 Suicide pacts and the internet: to what extent have new internet technologies led to an increase in suicide pacts, and what explanatory model best accounts for this phenomenon? A literature review.
2.2.2 Is there a relationship between housing type (flats, high rise blocks, traditional housing, estates) and patterns of crime? A critical analysis of statistics from the UK
2.2.3 To what extent can self-control be used as a predictor of murder and violent crime? A review of literature.
2.2.4 Timing or number? An investigation of whether intergenerational transmission of criminal behaviour is best predicted by static or dynamic theories. A literature review.
2.2.5 To what extent is sibling influence a factor in explaining adolescent criminal behaviour? A quantitative study amongst UK adolescents.
2.2.6 False confessions: which theoretical model provides the best explanation of this phenomenon. A review of current literature.
2.2.7 Copycat violence and new media: what role did the internet and mobile technology play in the recent UK riots? A qualitative study amongst UK crime experts.
2.2.8 To what extent can home environment, peer relationships and parental role in childhood predict the development of serial killers in later life? A literature review.
2.3 Crime and Control: Punishment and Prevention
2.3.1 To what extent do fictional TV programmes about the police influence public perceptions of policing: A qualitative study amongst UK residents.
2.3.2 Is there evidence to suggest that ‘proactive policing’ (proactively enforcing laws prohibiting minor offences) can provide a way of reducing crime? A review of literature from the UK and USA.
2.3.3 What is the most effective way of policing social disorder? A review of literature comparing, contrasting and analyzing approaches from Europe, the UK and USA.
2.3.4 How effective is community policing in dealing with and preventing crime? A case study of a UK town.
2.3.5 What strategies are most effective in building trust between police and communities in areas of high ethnic diversity? A qualitative study of residents and police in Tower Hamlets, London.
2.3.6 To what extent is police brutality and the use of torture a feature of policing in developing nations? A literature review.
2.3.7 Policing the internet: What approaches are best to investigate and contain cyber-crime? A qualitative study amongst academics working in the field.
2.3.8 A soft option? The experiences of those undergoing community-based punishments as an alternative to a custodial sentence. A qualitative study in the UK.
2.4 The Sociology of Crime
2.4.1 To what extent is there a link between illegally occupied (squatted) properties and crime? A quantitative study comparing three countries.
2.4.2 Have marginalized white populations been criminalized? A review of recent literature from the UK and USA.
2.4.3 Is there a link between poverty, location and crime? A comparative, quantitative study of one urban and one rural location with high levels of poverty in the UK, investigating links with levels of reported crime.
2.4.4 How can theoretical models of social control inform policing in the 21st century? A review of current literature.
2.4.5 Is poverty a crime? The extent to which people on low income are marginalized and criminalized. A qualitative study amongst UK academics and people living in urban poverty.
2.4.6 How did New Labour’s interest in tackling the problem of social exclusion translate into policies for crime and policing? A critical analysis of recent policy.
2.4.7 Does the classical model of crime have any relevance to contemporary understandings of criminality? A review of the literature.
2.4.8 Can the decriminalization of prostitution be effective? A meta-review of literature from around the world.
2.5 Forensic Psychology
2.5.1 Madness and the family: is there a link between patricide or matricide and severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. A review of recent literature.
2.5.2 What is the best way to understand objects left behind and objects taken away from crime scenes in cases of serial murder? A comparison of theoretical models.
2.5.3 Interviewing the preadolescent child suspect: what are the most effective techniques to enhance communication and maximize accuracy? A quantitative study.
2.5.4 Which is the most adequate typology of serial murder? A comparative and analytic review.
2.5.5 Towards an integrated model for training in forensic psychology: what is current practice in the UK and how might it be improved? A qualitative study amongst professionals working in the field.
2.5.6 Firestarter – twisted fire starter: how can psychological models contribute to our understanding of arson and arsonists, and can more be done to prevent deliberate fire-setting? A literature review.
2.5.7 Do current models of forensic psychology make adequate provision for differences between ethnic groups, genders and class differences: a critical analysis of the literature.
2.5.8 Can theories of evolution make a contribution to forensic psychology theory and practice? An overview of the literature.
3. How to Structure a Criminology Dissertation, Tips
For details on how to structure Crime and Criminology dissertations, kindly check out the following posts:
- How to Structure a dissertation (chapters)
- How to structure a dissertation (chapters and subchapters)
- How to structure a dissertation research proposal