Entries by Lorraine Savage

Flag desecration bill challenges first amendment as your research topic

Interesting research paper topics would be to discuss the 2006 bill in Congress that would have made flag burning and other desecration against the American flag a crime. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. Johnson that burning the flag is a form of free speech, which is protected under the First Amendment. […]

Law enforcement term paper topics

Local and federal law enforcement challenges and events are always in the news and make good term paper topics. Here are three good research paper topics in the field of law enforcement: the Oregon standoff, use of body cameras on police officers and women in law enforcement agencies.

Making A Murderer: Research topic on criminal justice

Making a Murderer is the Netflix online, 10-episode documentary series by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, ten years in the making, about the case of Steven Avery from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. After DNA evidence freed Avery from a wrongful conviction, he was arrested again and sentenced to life. In both cases, police were accused of tampering […]

Types of art topics for your term paper

Artistic expression covers many forms, not just paintings and sculpture. For your next term paper, consider writing about some of the lesser known various types of art: graffiti art by famous graffiti artists like Banksy, Japanese art including ukiyo-e and netsuke, and street photography such as the works depicted in the Vivian Maier documentary.

Fraudulent research papers in scientific journals

I know how daunting it is to scour research databases and libraries looking for good research articles in business or scientific journals from which to write your term paper. I always consulted the research librarian who seemed to know just what I was looking for. To add to the stress is the increasing prevalence of […]

Research topic: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Time Person of the Year

Despite the horrendously unflattering portrait of Angela Merkel on the cover of the magazine, the German Chancellor deserved being named Time Person of the Year for 2015. Some interesting research paper topics on Angela Merkel, called the most powerful woman in the world, include her achievements and the small number of women chosen by Time […]

Research paper: COP21 climate talks in Paris

Good research paper topics are the current negotiations at the climate talks going on in Paris. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty to discuss the effects of global warming and to stabilize emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that leads to global climate change. The Conference […]

Science education research paper topics

Science education in the United States is still lagging behind other First World countries. Many people have suggested new teaching methods and strategies to encourage students to pursue and enjoy studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Here are some interesting research paper topics on science education for teaching STEM fields.

Investigative journalism as your communications research topic

The Spotlight movie explores The Boston Globe’s Spotlight journalism team’s uncovering of the sexual abuse of Catholic priests in the Boston diocese from conception, through investigative reporting to publication. The movie specifically highlights the methods used by the journalists to uncover a very carefully hidden secret. Topics for research papers for your journalism or communications […]

Red Cross charity scandal in Haiti: Research paper topic

Many people want to do the right thing and donate to a charity or not-for-profit organization, whether it’s after a natural disaster, for a medical disease or to help a local institution. But charity fraud and mismanagement is rising, especially with the ease of donating money online or by smartphone. In the field of social […]