Research paper topic on domestic violence effects and prevention

The high profile case of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice has brought the problem of domestic violence to light again.

Pixel Project's "16 For 16" Campaign highlights ways to end domestic violence. (Credit: 16 Days of Activism)

Pixel Project’s “16 For 16″ Campaign highlights ways to end domestic violence. (Credit: 16 Days of Activism)

A good research paper topic for your sociology or women’s studies class might be to provide a definition of domestic violence, offer domestic violence statistics, discuss organizations like the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and report on actions to prevent domestic abuse. Read more

Research paper topic: Racism in America

The police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014, has sparked discussion on racism in America. Many allege that Brown was shot because of racial profiling and institutional discrimination within our criminal justice system.

Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, speaks of racism during a press conference. (Credit: Michael B. Thomas, Getty Images)

Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, speaks of racism during a press conference. (Credit: Michael B. Thomas, Getty Images)

There is a lot of disagreement regarding the effect of racism and discrimination in law enforcement and the courts. How would you approach this subject in a research paper? Read more

How to use political influence of Millennials in your research paper

The Millennial generation is the largest generation by population in the United States. Millennials grew up wanted, loved and catered to. Their self-esteem was paramount and they have high expectations, great optimism about the future, and may wield powerful political influence when they vote and run for office.

Wise words of wisdom to consider with Millennials. (Credit: Tru Pettigrew)

Wise words of wisdom to consider with Millennials. (Credit: Tru Pettigrew)

A good research paper topic for your sociology class may be to write about the political influence of the Millennial generation. Read more

Good research paper topics on special education

Good research paper topics for special education teaching could include debates about mainstreaming special needs children into public school, the obligations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and new developments in teaching children with autism.

Special education should be tailored to students’ specific needs. (Credit: EdGeeks)

Special education should be tailored to students’ specific needs. (Credit: EdGeeks)

Here are some discussions of issues relevant to special ed and teaching children with intellectual disabilities that you could focus on for your next term paper. Read more

Choosing good research paper topics in criminology

Whether you’re taking a course to fulfill a sociology requirement or you’re truly interested in social justice issues, you need to choose a research paper theme for your course in criminology and crime. Do you want to look at the legal aspects of the topic, or pick something that relates more directly to current news topics, such as covering school shootings, racial profiling, or police brutality?

There are many aspects to studying criminology. (Credit: ATI.com)

There are many aspects to studying criminology. (Credit: ATI.com)

Once you’ve selected a topic, where do you go for good online resources? Read on for some tips for college students on finding good research paper topics in criminology. Read more

New dictionary words as your research paper topic

In late spring, Merriam-Webster announced the new words it will add to the 2014 edition of its dictionary. New words are often influenced by technology, politics, economics and pop culture. College students, not only the English major, linguistics major or journalism major, can have fun analyzing the new words for their origins, dictionary definition versus everyday usage, pertinence and persistence in the English language.

Merrian – Webster announced new entries for the dictionary in 2014. (Credit: Mark Montehermoso)

Merrian – Webster announced new entries for the dictionary in 2014. (Credit: Mark Montehermoso)

Here are some of the new additions to the new Merriam-Webster dictionary, an explanation of how words are chosen for dictionaries and an f-bomb! Read more

Will the student loan debt crisis ever improve?

The student debt crisis received a setback recently when the Bank on Student Loan Fairness Act sponsored by Senator Elizabeth Warren died in the Senate. It fell four votes shy of moving on for debate.

The default rate for a student loan is its highest since 1995. (Credit: Alex Dvorkin)

The default rate for a student loan is its highest since 1995. (Credit: Alex Dvorkin)

According to the Project on Student Debt, 71% of college seniors who graduated in 2013 had an average student loan debt of $29,400 per borrower. From 2008 to 2012, debt at graduation increased an average of 6% each year. President Obama has issued several executive orders to help college students with their debt. Read more

The latest on Iraq — ISIS challenging Al-Qaeda

In recent weeks, the situation in Iraq has unraveled, with ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) overtaking much of the country. Iraq news today brings new information about how ISIS is challenging Al-Qaeda by declaring a new Islamic state as they strive to build on the centuries-old conflict of Sunni vs. Shiite in the region.

ISIS, the militant jihadists terrorizing and overtaking city after city in Iraq. (Credit: StMA)

ISIS, the militant jihadists terrorizing and overtaking city after city in Iraq. (Credit: StMA)

Creation of new Islamic state

The leaders of ISIS recently announced the restoration of the 7th-century Islamic caliphate. Read more

Is a college degree worth the cost?

With college costs rising faster than any other product or service in the economy, filmmaker Andrew Rossi asks if it’s worth it. His new film,”Ivory Tower,” pulls back the curtain on several colleges to reveal how changing business models have led to an expansion of building at the expense of a quality education.

College costs continue to rise year after year. (Credit: The Denver Post)

College costs continue to rise year after year. (Credit: The Denver Post)

Here we will discuss an education system at its breaking point and examine how we got to this point. Read more

The changing attitude toward same sex marriage

The topic of same sex marriage has many areas to explore for research paper topics, from marriage benefits for same sex couples, to religion and same sex marriage, to how society’s changing its attitude on the topic of same sex marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

The attitude change towards same sex marriage has made it more accepted in society. (Credit: krausnotes.com)

The attitude change towards same sex marriage has made it more accepted in society. (Credit: krausnotes.com)

These are just a few of the good research paper topics to explore for a range of classes—sociology, religion, LGBT studies and more. Read more