A crime research proposal is a proposition to study the cause and effects of a particular crime or criminal activity in general, which helps one to know more about the criminal, why he chooses to indulge in such activities, the effects of such crimes on society in general, how it effects victims and how they deal with it and so on. A crime research proposal is usually submitted by students of criminology where they study the profile of criminals and the crime. The research provides one with new insight into the psyche of the criminal and helps one to form strategies on how to tackle such cases and solve them.

Sample Crime Research Proposal:

Name of university: University of Texas

Address: 44 Green Lake Road, El Paso

Proposal prepared on: January 11, 2012

Proposal prepared by: Matt Gosling

Student, Second Year, MS in Criminology

Proposal submitted on: January 12, 2012

Proposal name: Study on online hackers and the history of hacking

Purpose: The purpose of this research proposal is to understand the profile of hackers and study how and why online hacking started and how it has increased and spread over the years

Other details:

  • Data will be collected by interviewing people in general about their experiences with hacking and also case studies will be provided of people who have been serious victims of hacking
  • Profiles of hackers will be studied by getting information from the local police and FBI sites and newspapers

Proposal submitted to: Michelle Olsen

Head of the department of criminology,

University of Texas

University of Colorado