Legal Research Paper Topics

List of 40 Legal Research Paper Topics

  1. Capital punishment: pros and cons. When and why it can be justified?
  2. Classical Criminology and its theories. Shall they be reviewed now?
  3. Crime classification systems in U.S. and worldwide
  4. Crime prevention: what can the government do to lower crime rate?
  5. Crime Reports and Statistics in (selected country) throughout 20-21 centuries. The changes
  6. Cybercrimes: are the laws outdated for this type of crime?
  7. Domestic violence: the difference between statistic and the real picture
  8. Driving to suicide. From bullying to psychological tortures
  9. Drug abuse and crimes: can the society break this connection with the help of the laws?
  10. Environmental and Wildlife crimes
  11. Exotic crimes in different countries. Why they are considered crimes there?
  12. Experimental Criminology: failures and victories
  13. False confessions and the way of dealing with them in different countries
  14. Feminist Criminology: the rising of the new branch.
  15. Field work of the criminologists: from the beginning to the modern world
  16. Gangs and the special laws dealing with gang crimes
  17. Hate crimes: their nature and the laws connected with them
  18. Identity theft: is it a modern crime? The identity theft prevention in post-Internet era
  19. Insanity defence: a loophole for criminals?
  20. Intelligence, education and types of crime
  21. Juvenile courts and juvenile justice: the similarities and differences
  22. Mental illnesses and crime in different countries: similarities and differences
  23. Privacy in Internet era. Private data. Blackmailing. Revenge porn
  24. Prostitution, slavery and human trafficking. The worldwide practices of eliminating it.
  25. Psychology and crime. Are some people more prone to break the law than others?
  26. Quantitative criminology: the subject and the differences from other branches
  27. Religious Laws and Religious Crimes in developing and developed countries
  28. Self-control theory versus social control theory
  29. Sex offences. Harassment. #MeToo movement and its legal consequences
  30. Terrorism as crime in different countries
  31. The Criminology of the Future: how science helps to investigate crimes?
  32. The history of Scotland Yard
  33. The impact of sociology and statistics on preventing the crime
  34. The international criminal court: when it comes into play?
  35. The principles of jury selection and nullification
  36. The principles of the police interrogation and the human rights
  37. The role of mass media in investigation: the most prominent cases
  38. The theory of broken windows: the influence of environment on the crime rate
  39. Why the same crime has such a wide range of punishments?
  40. Wrongful convictions: how can the state undo the harm?

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