Criminal law research topic: Robert Durst murder charges

The millionaire Robert Durst has long been suspected in the death of his friend Susan Berman, as well as his first wife and a neighbor. The star of the HBO documentary The Jinx, Durst recently was arrested in Louisiana for felony gun and drug possession, and is now awaiting extradition to California for murder charges he faces in Los Angeles.

Robert Durst, a millionaire real-estate heir, has been charged with murder. (Credit: Gerald Herbert/AP)

Robert Durst, a millionaire real-estate heir, has been charged with murder. (Credit: Gerald Herbert/AP)

The strange case of the man born into one of New York’s wealthiest families continues to garner media attention across the country as new details emerge. Read more

Research paper topic: Romanticism art and the film Mr. Turner

As a student of art and art history there are countless subjects for a research paper. Take art movements for example. You can choose impressionism, landscape paintings, modern art, pop art – the list goes on. Romanticism art could also be a good choice. Characteristics of romanticism include an emphasis on nature, the innocence of children and heroic individualism.

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

Mr. Turner takes on romanticism in art. (Credit: Variety)

To get you started, go see the film Mr. Turner, which tells the story of J.M.W. Turner, an English romantic landscape painter who created thousands of paintings for the world to enjoy. Read more

New research: The health risks of diet soda and artificial sweeteners

Drinking diet soda has always seemed like a healthier alternative to regular, sugary soda, allowing you to skip the sugar, while still enjoying your beverage of choice.

Diet soda may pose more health risks than once thought. (Credit: Answers.com)

Diet soda may pose more health risks than once thought. (Credit: Answers.com)

But new research has shown that the artificial sweeteners used in diet soda can cause serious health risks, increasing your chance of developing a chronic disease, such as diabetes or heart disease. Read more

How alcohol advertisements affect beliefs and consumption is an interesting topic to research

What are Alcohol Advertisements?

Alcohol producers use a variety of media to promote alcoholic beverages in their alcohol advertisements; they are most popular for sponsoring sporting events, concerts, and magazines, and they are found anywhere on the internet.

Discuss the effects of alcohol advertisements. (Credit: Absolut.com)

Discuss the effects of alcohol advertisements. (Credit: Absolut.com)

Regulation

Alcohol advertisements are highly regulated and some or all forms of advertisements are prohibited in certain countries. Read more

International Women’s Day term paper topics

March 8 was International Women’s Day, which hosted organizations around the world that recognized the economic, political and social achievements of women, providing good research paper topics.

There are many good topics to discuss on International Women's Day. (Credit: Women and Hollywood)

There are many good topics to discuss on International Women’s Day. (Credit: Women and Hollywood)

You can write about the history of International Women’s Day or International Women’s Month (also held in March), the ways various countries are celebrating and the controversies in the ways some countries and organizations are recognizing the day. Here are some term paper topics for college students. Read more

Discuss air pollution in China for your next research paper

175. That’s the number of polluted days Beijing experienced last year, according to journalist Chai Jing, who created the documentary film, Under the Dome. The movie looks at the effects of air pollution in China, its causes and what the lack of clean air is doing to the people.

Visitors wear masks at Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution shrouds Beijing. (Credit: AFP/Files)

Visitors wear masks at Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution shrouds Beijing. (Credit: AFP/Files)

If you’re interested in learning more about air pollution or environmentalism, consider discussing either in your next science research paper. Read more

Achievement motivation is an interesting psychology topic addressing why we want to succeed

Have you ever felt a need to succeed or to gain excellence in an area of your life? Perhaps it was in a class, your job, or a sport. If yes, you experienced achievement motivation, which is the need to succeed or achieve excellence in something.

Learn how achievement motivation makes one want to succeed. (Credit: The Fast Track)

Learn how achievement motivation makes one want to succeed. (Credit: The Fast Track)

People try to satisfy their need to succeed or excel through various avenues and are motivated by both internal and external factors. Read more

Criminal law research paper topics—Basic concepts to crimes and punishments

The legal world is full of Latin maxims. When it comes to criminal law, the phrase “Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea” [The act is not criminal unless the intent is criminal] sums up the basic concepts of this area of law.

Consider discussing criminal law in your next research paper. (Credit: Murry Law Group)

Consider discussing criminal law in your next research paper. (Credit: Murry Law Group)

But behind that statement is a host of crimes and punishments that make for interesting research paper topics. Read more

Cover the vaccination debate for your next research paper

During the month of January 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states. This measles outbreak is a cause for concern because so many cases were reported in such a short time compared to previous years. In 2014, a record 644 cases of measles were recorded from 27 states. That was the greatest number of cases since the year 2000.

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

The fear of a severe outbreak has reignited the vaccination debate and the question of personal choice in the use of vaccines. As the story continues to unfold, it makes for a good research paper topic. Read more

Questia and the Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC) team up for 2015 History Fair

Each year CMHEC serves thousands of students and hundreds of teachers from numerous schools in the Chicagoland area. They are given a chance to participate in its signature program, the Chicago Metro History Fair, at the school, regional, state and national levels.

Students are given the opportunity to think critically and creatively through their projects, which pique their interest due to having the freedom to select their topic. This year Questia is proud to serve as a sponsor in recognizing and encouraging young people to become lifelong learners and wise citizens. Read more