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Law enforcement term paper topics

Local and federal law enforcement challenges and events are always in the news and make good term paper topics.

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Learn more on the topic of law enforcement. (Credit: Ulets.net)

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. Read more

Types of art topics for your term paper

Artistic expression covers many forms, not just paintings and sculpture.

Banksy’s art piece “Rage, Flower Thrower” depicts a protester throwing a bouquet of flowers instead of a Molotov cocktail. (Credit: BBC)

Banksy’s art piece “Rage, Flower Thrower” depicts a protester throwing a bouquet of flowers instead of a Molotov cocktail. (Credit: BBC)

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. Read more

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.

Don't be fooled by fraudulent journals when conducting research. (Credit: FoxNews.com)

Don’t be fooled by fraudulent journals when conducting research. (Credit: FoxNews.com)

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 fraudulent articles. Here are some famous cases of fraud and how to detect fraudulent research. Read more

Charter schools and education: term paper topics

Looking for a term paper topic for your education class? The number of charter schools has been growing in recent years, expanding into many state school districts.

Charter schools are an alternative to public school. (Credit: Christine Daniloff)

Charter schools are an alternative to public school. (Credit: Christine Daniloff)

Interesting research paper topics include describing what is charter school education, charter school versus public school opportunities and the debate over teacher certification. Read more

Colleges practice environmental sustainability as your research topic

Good research paper topics in the fields of environmentalism or sustainable development is to write about colleges and universities going green. More and more, institutions, faculty and students are all taking initiatives to go green, adopting ways to help the environment, save energy, recycle and discuss green initiatives.

Learn how your college can practice environmental sustainability. (Credit: Goucher College)

Learn how your college can practice environmental sustainability. (Credit: Goucher College)

Consider writing your term paper about ways colleges practice environmental sustainability. Read more

Illegal drugs topics for research papers

While many issues related to illegal drugs can be contentious or political, several make good potential topics for research papers. For your term paper you could write about the increase in heroin drug abuse and addiction that has emerged out of prescription drug abuse, driving under the influence of drugs and dangerous new drugs like K2 a.k.a. spice.

Learn more about illegal drugs for your research paper. (Credit: Northern Sound)

Learn more about illegal drugs for your research paper. (Credit: Northern Sound)

Consider taking a look at these illegal drugs ideas for your next research paper. Read more

Introduction to Philosophy class term paper topics

Many freshmen are likely taking Introduction to Philosophy this semester. Here are some good research paper topics.

There are many good topics to cover on philosophy. (Credit: University of Chicago)

There are many good topics to cover on philosophy. (Credit: University of Chicago)

For your term paper you can write about unethical advertisements aimed at children, the philosophy of economic globalization, global human rights and the philosophy of climate change. Read more

Research topic: Literary book awards and lifetime achievement

Some good research paper topics for your literature class are to write about literary awards, such as the National Book Award, the Lambda Literary Awards for gay and lesbian fiction, and the Newbery Award for children’s literature.

Neil Gaiman presents a special literary award, the National Book Award, to Ursula K. Le Guin (Credit: Vimeo)

Neil Gaiman presents a special literary award, the National Book Award, to Ursula K. Le Guin (Credit: Vimeo)

Among the National Book Award winners was Ursula K. Le Guin who won a lifetime achievement award. For your term paper, you could write about the history, scope and famous winners of these literary book awards. Read more

Term paper topic: Genetically modified food (GMO) pros and cons

Looking for some good research paper topics for an environmental science or genetics class? Consider writing about genetically modified food pros and cons. Genetically modified foods (also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMO) and the labeling of foods that are genetically modified is a contentious debate.

Learn more about GMO pros and cons. (Credit: John Pritchett/Civil Beat)

Learn more about GMO pros and cons. (Credit: John Pritchett/Civil Beat)

Some say GMO food is no different than conventionally grown food, while others say “Frankenstein” tactics have no place in our food supply. Your term paper could discuss what is GMO, GMO crops, the non-GMO movement and federal legislation regarding GMOs. Read more

U.S. incarceration rates and criminal punishment for your criminal justice term paper

Criminal punishment, incarceration rates by race, the role of rehabilitation, and the high rate of the mentally ill in prison all offer many good research paper topics.

Find out how the U.S. incarceration rate is highest in the world. (Credit: Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)

Find out how the U.S. incarceration rate is highest in the world. (Credit: Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)

For your term paper you could discuss how the U.S. imprisons more people than any other country, measures to reduce the prison population, race disparity in the U.S. criminal justice system or psychological treatment for mentally ill prisoners. Read more