How do I find a good topic? What keywords should I use to search for my topic?
Selecting a topic for research can be daunting since criminal justice is such a broad topic. It can also be frustrating to find the right combination of keywords or subject terms to find relevant information for your topic.
1. Try looking at the National Criminal Justice Reference Center.
This site has topics relating to criminal justice. It is an A-Z topics list and is very comprehensive. You may have to narrow down the topic to form a thesis but this website will help get you started.
Pro Tip: The NCJRC also has a thesaurus to help you find related, boarder, and narrower search terms.
2. General Brainstorming for Keywords
Look at these videos for ideas on how to organize and brainstorm keywords for your search question.
Here are a few tutorials on how to develop a thesis.
Thesis Statement Checklist