Dissertations on Criminology

Criminology is a social science that applies elements of sociology, psychology and law in the study of crime, criminal behaviour and law enforcement.

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Psychological Effects of Imprisonment on Young Offenders

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The aim of this dissertation is to examine the claim of authors such as Harrington and Bailey (2005) that a substantial proportion of young offenders in the UK suffer from severe mental illness....

Last modified: 4th Nov 2021

Incarceration Boom: The Rise in Penal Populism

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This paper examines the extent to which the ‘incarceration boom’ of many modern societies can be attributed to the phenomenon of penal populism....

Last modified: 4th Nov 2021

Effect of Policy on Youth Offending Rates

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The purpose of this dissertation is to see if the government policy for youth offending has reduced the amount of youth offenders and also if government’s strategies are affective in tackling youth offending....

Last modified: 3rd Nov 2021

Criminology Dissertation Topics

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Choosing to write about prison and society could make for a very interesting dissertation topic. You could take a look at prisoner rights, rehabilitation or their integration back into society. These example topics could help you decide....

Last modified: 1st Nov 2021

Challenges for Combating Money Laundering

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This dissertation aims to investigate the fundamental issues and complexities in controlling money laundering (ML) globally by analyzing international anti-money laundering laws (AML) and getting to the root of the problem by highlighting the loopholes and exploring the status of the crime internationally....

Last modified: 29th Oct 2021

Impact of Police Community Support Officers

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This report shows how powers vested in PCSOs have evolved to address issues of public confusion around their capabilities. Then the report argues that PCSOs patrols have made an impact upon crime levels and analyses criticism made about the PCSOs....

Last modified: 27th Oct 2021

Effect of Domestic Violence on Children and Young People

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The focus of this dissertation is on the impact of domestic violence on the lives of children and young people. Research took place in the Hammersmith and Fulham area of London....

Last modified: 22nd Oct 2021

Arguments For and Against Prison Privatisation

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This literature review is to analyse and clarify points of agreement and opposition of the argument on prison privatization warehousing prisoners for servitude or rehabilitation....

Last modified: 21st Oct 2021

The Relationship between Drugs and Crime

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In this dissertation I would like to argue that the study of crime and drug use is complex. There are a number of diverse factors that lead people to misuse drugs....

Last modified: 21st Oct 2021

Media Violence and its Effect on Youths

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The research purpose is to analyse media violence on youths in contributing to a negative impact on society....

Last modified: 12th Oct 2021

The Problem of Money Laundering

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A literature review for a study aiming to analyse harmful effects of money laundering on the economic growth of a developing country....

Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Study on the Problem of Money Laundering

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An introduction to a study aiming to analyse harmful effects of money laundering on the economic growth of a developing country....

Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

History of Police Stop and Search Powers in the UK

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This dissertation charts the history of the stop and search powers of the British police from the notorious Brixton riots up to the modern day....

Last modified: 5th Oct 2021

Is Poor Parenting the Main Cause for Youth Criminality?

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To conclude that poor parenting is the main cause for youth criminality, we must first examine the extent to which others do so also....

Last modified: 4th Oct 2021

Literature Review on Rape in Prisons

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Rape and other sexual crimes are recorded publicly in the USA largely due to trials and news reports.  However, there is another area where sexual crimes are not as publicly reported: prisons....

Last modified: 1st Oct 2021

Effectiveness of the Death Penalty in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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This piece of work will be widely studying capital punishment. More specifically, it will be critically analysing the death penalty’s ability to deter crimes....

Last modified: 29th Sep 2021

Criminology Dissertation Titles

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Criminology Dissertation Titles. We have provided this selection of example criminology dissertation titles to help and inspire you....

Last modified: 16th Aug 2021

Psychological Evaluation of an Offender Case Study

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There are numerous assessments may be used to evaluate Ryan. The most commonly used assessments to assess the client’s general health and mental status are the Mental Status Exam (MSE)....

Last modified: 9th Mar 2021

Female Participation in Terrorism

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Around the world, topics of political violence, ‘jihad’, and terrorism dominate todays media, public and political discourses....

Last modified: 9th Mar 2021

Causes and Effects of Growing Terrorism

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There are very few humans in the world today who have not had their lives altered or affected in some way through terrorist acts or the threat from terrorism....

Last modified: 9th Mar 2021

An Extraordinary Experiment: Transitional Justice at the ECCC

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An Extraordinary Experiment: Transitional Justice at the ECCC I   Introduction In April 2015, Cambodia marked the 40th anniversary of the ‘Fall of Phnom Penh’.[1] Four decades earlier, soldiers...

Last modified: 16th Dec 2019

Victims of Child Sexual Abuse: Civil and Criminal Actions

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PA HB 612 – Seeks to amend Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) in order to allow victims of child sexual abuse to file criminal and/or civil actions...

Last modified: 13th Dec 2019

Increases in Hate Crime Following the EU Referendum

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The increases in hate crime following the EU referendum represents merely the tip of the iceberg for hate crime.  These increases come at a time when the police and the CPS are already failing to de...

Last modified: 13th Dec 2019

Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Confinement of Juvenile Detention Population

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Minority youth comprise about two-thirds of the juvenile detention population, yet account for about one-third of the United States population (Hsia, Bridges, & McHale, 2004; Mallett & Stodda...

Last modified: 13th Dec 2019

Disproportionate Policing Against Certain Social Groups

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Discuss the proposition that contemporary forms of policing and/or social control are used disproportionally against particular social groups and assess the implications of this. Social control ca...

Last modified: 13th Dec 2019