A criminology research proposal is a document presented by a student of criminology who wants to conduct research on a particular topic as part of the curriculum or dissertation. Criminology is the scientific study of crimes, criminals and also studies how a criminal behaves. The criminology research topics revolve around these areas and by researching criminal behaviour one can get an insight into the minds of the criminals which helps to profile them and solve crimes. The criminology research proposal must include the purpose of the proposal, the methodology to be used to conduct the research and how the findings will aid the society in general.

Sample Criminology Research Proposal:

Name of university: University of Colorado

Address: 92 Gray Stone Drive, Denver

Proposal prepared on: January 11, 2012

Proposal prepared by: Jenny Kane

Student, First Year, MS in Criminology

Proposal submitted on: January 12, 2012

Proposal name: Study on alcoholism and its impact on domestic violence

Purpose: The purpose of this research proposal is to find out how alcoholism makes a person violent and resort to physical abuse of the members of the family

Other details:

  • Previous cases of domestic violence and the profile of the abuser will be studied to see if alcoholism played any role
  • A survey will be conducted among a group of victims and their case study will also be presented
  • The report will be written on the basis of information collected by interacting with victims and recording their experiences

Proposal submitted to: Ryan Jennings

Head of the department of criminology,

University of Colorado