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Sexual assault cases: Changes in legal consequences as your research topic

The Stanford sexual assault case continues to make headlines as the public grapples with the legal consequences the ruling created. Not only has the sexual assault case made headlines for the sentence Brock Turner received in that case, but also the trial is drawing more attention to how police deal with rape reports.

Research how sexual assault cases are handled differently in different states. (Credit: Time)

Research how sexual assault cases are handled differently in different states. (Credit: Time)

Research paper topics could examine the differences between states in terms of minimum penalties for these cases, as well as ways our police departments could improve their handling of such cases. Read more

Explore science education for your research paper

Among the 40 most advanced countries, the U.S. ranks at 38 for science graduates. Figures from 2012 indicted that the number of undergraduates earning STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math) was only 16 percent. As the pace of scientific research accelerates it’s important for all students to understand the link between science and public policy issues such as climate change that impact our lives.

Learn more about the importance of science education. (Credit: Battelle)

Learn more about the importance of science education. (Credit: Battelle)

With so much at stake, it could be an ideal time to take on science education for your next research paper topic. Read more

Prison industrial complex research paper topics

Ava Duvernay, the filmmaker behind Selma, has a new Netflix documentary, 13th, which focuses on the prison industrial complex. Meanwhile, a work and hunger strike is happening in America’s prisons, an issue that the U.S. media is mostly ignoring.

Discuss the prison industrial complex in your research paper. (Credit: Huffington Post/Getty Images)

Discuss the prison industrial complex in your research paper. (Credit: Huffington Post/Getty Images)

The topic of prisons in America offers many research paper topics, from how prisons have come to be privatized to the cause for the ethnic disparity in the prison population. Read more

Tax reform research topics—Donald Trump and federal income tax

Speculation about how much Donald Trump has paid in federal income tax has been in the news for months. After the first debate, the interest has increased as leaked documents indicate the Republican presidential candidate may have not paid taxes for close to two decades.

Learn more about tax reform here. (Credit: Rate Coalition)

Learn more about tax reform here. (Credit: Rate Coalition)

How we generate revenue for the government is an issue that’s constantly being debated by politicians and everyday citizens. Valid ideas for tax reform that both sides could agree on is just one research paper idea to explore on this topic. Read more

Millennials and the 2016 election as your research topic

Many young voters were excited about the Bernie Saunders candidacy. However, since the presidential candidates for the 2016 election have been finalized, the level of enthusiasm from the millennial generation has dropped. Some pundits and politicians are trying to reach this crucial demographic via social media such as Snapchat. Will it work?

Will you vote in the 2016 election? (Credit: The Clause)

Will you vote in the 2016 election? (Credit: The Clause)

Some research paper topics to consider include the voting history of this demographic, as well as the issues that are important to the current generation of twentysomethings. Read more

Incarceration rates and prison reform research paper topics

The United States is the world leader in incarcerating its citizens. Mass incarceration began in the 1980s after strict drug laws disproportionately targeted blacks and Latinos for incarceration, causing the prison population to increase four-fold. These increased incarceration rates do not rehabilitate people but simple warehouse them, costing billions of tax payers’ dollars.

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Learn more about incarceration rates in the U.S. (Credit: Vice News/ Pixabay)

For your term paper on criminal justice or crime and punishment, consider writing about prison reform laws and ways to reduce incarceration rates. Read more

Economics research topics on climate change, the Olympics and the presidential campaign

Interesting research paper topics on the economy are to discuss economic development on the national and regional level. Current events economics, influenced by climate change, the Olympics and the presidential campaign, for example, can all affect national and regional economics.

Learn more about economics on a national and regional level. (Credit: The National Herald)

Learn more about economics on a national and regional level. (Credit: The National Herald)

Here are some term paper topics you might want to explore. Read more

Child abuse and its health effects—research paper topics

According to ChildHelp.org, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. Child abuse can take many forms—from sexual abuse to refusal of medical treatment, from verbal abuse to neglect. No matter what types of abuse occur, the health effects, both physical and mental, can be long lasting.

Learn more about the effects of child abuse. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Learn more about the effects of child abuse. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Research paper topics could explore not only means of preventing child abuse, but also the health consequences for the abused, and other factors that impact the welfare of children. Read more

Research paper topics on life threatening food allergies

According to the Food Allergy Research & Education group, 15 million Americans have food allergies. Whether it’s a peanut allergy or an allergy to another food, this can be life threatening for many of the people affected.

Learn more about the dangers of food allergies. (Credit: Newtown Health)

Learn more about the dangers of food allergies. (Credit: Newtown Health)

New research has indicated that oral immunotherapy may be effective in treating this condition, something a research paper could examine in more depth. Read more

The Founder and American entrepreneurship for your research paper

Many of America’s most successful entrepreneurs are well known names; Carnegie, Ford and Jobs come to mind. But while you know the business, McDonalds, you may not be familiar with the man behind its rise to fame. In the biopic, The Founder, Michael Keaton portrayed Ray Kroc who took the idea for a hamburger stand and turned it into an international success.

Learn more about The Founder movie and entrepreneurship for your research paper. (Credit: Daniel McFadden/The Weinstein Company and McDonald’s)

Learn more about The Founder movie and entrepreneurship for your research paper. (Credit: Daniel McFadden/The Weinstein Company and McDonald’s)

His story and that of other entrepreneurs could be what fuels your next research paper. Read more