Listed below are suggested topics for your term paper. The topic you choose for the term paper must be one of those listed below unless you had a prior approval from me to research a particular issue. It helps to choose a topic that touches you personally – that is one that you can relate with for one reason or the other. You may find it more motivating also to choose a topic that addresses a problem that is relevant to your political/social interests, community or gender interests or one that speaks to the needs of the agency where you work. The term paper should be at least 8 pages long, and should include the following sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Discussion and Conclusion. Your paper must be typewritten, using 1.5 line spacing, and must be properly referenced using the APA referencing style. Ensure that your work conforms to proper use of grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Your paper should read like a very well written journal article. I encourage you to discuss the research project with each other. You must however, submit a work that is truly yours. In other words, while two or more people can write on the same topic, the paper you submit must reflect individual enterprise, that is, you are not allowed to collaborate on the actual writing of the assignment. The following are suggested outlines for your term paper: a. Introduction (Problem statement) b. Literature Review (Review of extant literature on the subject). c. Research Design (Methods applied to obtain materials for the study) d. Research Findings e. Discussion of Research Findings f. Implications of Study/Research Findings for policy/solving of real life problem. The following are good sources for data for your term paper: (The University Library will be your best place to start your inquiry. Do not also forget that I remain your other source for guidance, and I am available to assist you when you call on me. To complete a good research paper, you must give yourself time. Start now to put your materials and thoughts together. It is not possible to write a good research paper within 24 hours). a. Refereed Academic/ Professional Journals b. Books published by Academic Presses c. Magazines or Newspapers that are highly regarded d. The Mainstream Popular Press e. Internet sources (etc). TERM PAPER – SUGGESTED TOPICS 1. Organized Crime in a High-Tech World 2. Terrorism and Organized Crime 3. Vice Prohibition in America and Organized Crime 4. The Mafia in America 5. Italian Organized Crime 6. Organized Crime in Africa 7. Organized Crime in Russia and Europe 8. Organized Crime in Mexico and Latin America 9. Asian Organized Crime 10. The Challenges of Policing Organized Crime.