Theses/Dissertations from 2016
Disinhibition, Violence Exposure, and Delinquency: A Test of How Self-Control Affects the Impact of Exposure to Violence, Wyatt Brown
The Guilty But Mentally Ill Verdict: Assessing the Impact of Informing Jurors of Verdict Consequences, Erin Elizabeth Cotrone
The Relationship between Psychopathic Personality Traits and Lying, Jason A. Dobrow
Delving into the Heart of Victimization Risk: Examining the Interactive Relationship between Demographic Factors and Context, Amy Sheena Eggers
A Power Conflict Approach to Animal Cruelty: Examining How Economic Power Influences the Creation of Animal Cruelty Laws, Leonard J. Genco
The Role of Gender in Self-Control and Intimate Partner Violence, Laura Marie Gulledge
The Restrictive Deterrent Effect of Warning Banners in a Compromised Computer System, Christian Jordan-Michael Howell
Tactics of Sexual Control and Negative Health Outcomes, Anna Elizabeth Kleppe
The Applicability of Criminology to Terrorism Studies: An Exploratory Study of ISIS Supporters in the United States, Amanda Marie Sharp Parker
The Path to Violent Behavior: The Harmful Aftermath of Childhood Trauma, Nicholas Michael Perez
The Effects of Racial Bias on Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Scenarios, Batya Yisraela Rubenstein
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
Reel or Reality? The Portrayal of Prostitution in Major Motion Pictures, Raleigh Blasdell
Psychopathy and Perception of Vulnerability, Barbara Joyce Dinkins
Effect of Empathy on Death Penalty Support in Relation to the Racial Divide and Gender Gap, Brian Godcharles
Exploring the Interactive Effects of Social Learning Theory and Psychopathy on Serious Juvenile Delinquency, Brandy Barenna Henderson
Tampa Electric Company's Big Bend Utility Plant in Hillsborough County, Florida: A Case Study, Lynne M. Hodalski-Champagne
Thirty Year Follow-Up of Juvenile Homicide Offenders, Norair Khachatryan
Organized Crime in Insurance Fraud: An Empirical Analysis of Staged Automobile Accident Rings, Chris Longino
The Role of Social Support in the Disclosure and Recovery Process of Rape Victims, Jessica Nicole Mitchell
Evaluating the Social Control of Banking Crimes: An Examination of Anti-Money Laundering Deficiencies and Industry Success, Erin M. Mulligan
Elite Deviance, Organized Crime, and Homicide: A Cross-National Quantitative Analysis, Carol L.s. Trent
An Evaluation of the Utah First District Mental Health Court: Gauging the Efficacy of Diverting Offenders Suffering With Serious Mental Illness, Stephen Guy VanGeem
Rape, Race, and Capital Punishment in North Carolina: A Qualitative Approach to Examining an Enduring Cultural Legacy, Douglas Wholl
Theses/Dissertations from 2014
The Tattoo: A Mark of Subversion, Deviance, or Mainstream Self-Expression?, Jocelyn Camacho
Juvenile and Adult Involvement in Double Parricide and Familicide in the U.S.: An Empirical Analysis of 20 Years of Data, Averi Rebekah Fegadel
Predicting Successful Drug Court Graduation: Exploring Demographic and Psychosocial Factors among Medication-Assisted Drug Court Treatment Clients, Autumn Michelle Frei
Experimentally Evaluating Statistical Patterns of Offending Typology For Burglary: A Replication Study, Lance Edwin Gilmore
Developmental Trajectories of Physical Aggression and Nonaggressive Rule-Breaking among At-risk Males and Females during Late Childhood and Early Adolescence, Eugena Givens
Predicting Fear of Crime using a Multilevel and Multi-Model Approach: A Study in Hillsborough County, Jonathan Maskaly
Public Knowledge and Sentiments about Elite Deviance, Cedric Michel
The Influence of Community Context on Social Control: A Multi-Level Examination of the Relationship between Race/Ethnicity, Drug Offending, and Juvenile Court Outcomes, Jennifer Peck
Theses/Dissertations from 2013
Assessing the Relationship Between Hotspots of Lead and Hotspots of Crime, Kimberly L. Barrett
A Life-Course Approach to Sexual Offending: Examining the Continuity of Juvenile Sexual Offending into Adulthood and Subsequent Patterns of Recidivism, Maude Beaudry-Cyr
Examining the link between self-control and misconduct in a multi-agency sample of police supervisors: A test of two theories, Christopher Matthew Donner
The Impact of Hyperfemininity on Explicit and Implicit Blame Assignment and Police Reporting of Alcohol Facilitated Rape in a Sample of College Women, Sarah Ehlke
Rurality and Intimate Partner Homicide: Exploring the Relationship between Place, Social Structure, and Femicide in North Carolina, Amelia Kirkland
Self-Control, Attitudinal Beliefs, and White-Collar Crime Intentions, Melissa Anne Lugo
Zero Tolerance for Marginal Populations: Examining Neoliberal Social Controls in American Schools, Brian Gregory Sellers
State-Corporate Crime in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Veronica Jane Winters
Theses/Dissertations from 2011
Assessing racial differences in offending trajectories: A life-course view of the race-crime relationship, Michael S. Caudy
Mental Health Courts Effectiveness in Reducing Recidivism and Improving Clinical Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis, Brittany Cross
General Strain Theory and Juvenile Delinquency: A Cross-Cultural Study, Wen-Hsu Lin
General Strain Theory, Race, and Delinquency, Jennifer Peck
Developmental Trajectories of Self-Control: Assessing the Stability Hypothesis, James Vance Ray
Explaining the "Female Victim Effect" in Capital Sentencing Decisions: A Case for Sex-Specific Models of Capital Sentencing Research, Tara N. Richards
A Multilevel Model of Police Corruption: Anomie, Decoupling, and Moral Disengagement, Ruth Zschoche
Theses/Dissertations from 2009
Domestic violence within law enforcement families: The link between traditional police subculture and domestic violence among police, Lindsey Blumenstein
Rape attitudes and beliefs: A replication study, Rhissa Emily Briones
Reel images: Representations of adult male prisons by the film industry, Melissa E. Fenwick
The roles of social bonds, personality, and rational decision-making: An empirical investigation into hirschi's "new" control theory, Jonathan Intravia
Power-control theory: An examination of private and public patriarchy, Jessica Nicole Mitchell
The influence of parental support on antisocial behavior among sixth through eleventh graders, José Ordóñez
A rational choice approach to professional crime using a meta-synthesis of the qualitative literature, Douglas J. Wholl
Theses/Dissertations from 2005
Exploring the role of social support in heterosexual women's use and receipt of non-lethal intimate partner violence, Kathryn A. Branch
County level predictors of homicide and suicide in the state of Florida, Kelly K. Browning
Self-control, gang membership, and victimization: An integrated approach to the risk factors of violent victimization, Kristina Childs
Assessing the issue of arbitrariness in capital sentencing in North Carolina: Are the effects of legally relevant variables racially invariant?, Judith Kavanaugh Earl
The impact of victim-offender familial relationships on capital sentencing outcomes, Katharine D. Evans
All the news thatÌ?s fit to print? media reporting of environmental protection agency penalties assessed against the petroleum refining industry, 1997-2003, Melissa L. Jarrell
The effect of knowledge gain on capital punishment: A partial test of the marshall hypothesis, Alexander Able Savon
Social structure and social learning in delinquency: A test of Akers' social structure-social learning model, Stephen W. Verrill
Differences in frequency and severity of violence for intimate terrorism across genders: A test of Johnson's theory, Shelly Wagers
Strain, personality traits, and deviance among adolescents: Moderating factors, Jennifer J. Wareham
There are many fields in criminology course that might be interesting to research. Have a look at the following list of dissertation topic ideas to take a final decision.
Research the issue of empowering prisoners to vote in your dissertation. Investigate how the problem was treated historically. What is the attitude towards prisoners’ rights nowadays? What are the ethical and legal aspects of the situation? Look for the details arguing for and against the issue.
Investigate different cases of domestic abuses and find out which of the personality types are more predisposed to become victims of domestic violence. Conduct a qualitative research in your criminology dissertation; back on the evidence provided by the therapists in this field.
Find out why these types of offences have become so frequent lately. What are the reasons (both hidden and evident) for such violations by juveniles? When do they occur most often and, considering the data, what should be done to prevent these crimes? What is a criminal responsibility for such an offence?
Conduct a research on the conditions of a child’s life that may lead to the development of maniacal disposition. Pay close attention to the family relations, role of peers, and surrounding environment.
Pick any city or town and research the criminal situation within. What can be done to make the policing service more effective?
What psychological disorders occur as the result of partner violence? Compare the situations in the US (or UK) and any African country.
In your dissertation, investigate the dependence of suicidal inclinations upon the Internet. Create an explanatory model that successfully interprets this issue.
Review the corresponding literature and investigate this criminology issue. What are the reasons? Are there any solutions?
How can policemen detect and solve the crimes conducted through the Internet?
In your criminology dissertation, compare how policemen fight with social disorders in Europe, the USA, and UK. What ways are the most effective and why? Make your suggestions.