I have just seen so many people asking for input on paper topics on boards and they all seem to want their hands held through it or give no background of what they want to do. Trying to avoid thinking. Give some of the ideas that you have already and it may provide a better response. Constructive criticism or angles you may not have thought of.mark1079";p="56506 said:no not really. just trying to cover all my bases by tapping a different resource. but thanks for your concern. obviously i'm not as intelligent as you are.
Chief, Very good idea. I will keep that in the back of my mind for when I start my Masters soon. I would have to say there are probably alot of issues that could be researched as a result of studying local police departments. There are probably more than a few good topics within the culture of each different department. Some bad, some really bad.chief801";p="56624 said:My advice is do something meaningful. Contact local pd's, probation, etc. Ask if they have any issues that they would like researched. Write your thesis and give it to them. Ask for feedback on your findings. If they implement anything based on your research, you can reference that when you go on your job search and pass it on to your Prof. This process also gets your foot into the door of an agency and gives you the much needed "contacts" and recommendations that help you secure employment.
Don't be afraid to stick your neck out, remember, this is your thesis, with no right or wrong answers. Don't just write a research paper. Make real recommendations based on your research.