Research is the essence of scholarly discourse. The graduate student should, at a minimum, be given to critical thought in a way that exposes gaps in the literature and offers new insight to more improved methodologies and policymaking. The Socratic method is the workhorse of the young scholar. Succeeding in failing to disprove a hypothesis is the hallmark of achievement in this regard. For this course of study, the student should identify critically apparent flaws in current cybercrime policymaking and offer improved pathways to digital intelligence, enforcement, crime reduction and prevention.
To do that, the student must have a foundation upon which to build this hypothesis. We begin this process with the Research Paper: Topic Identification and Bibliography Assignment.
The exact requirements for the Research Paper: Topic Identification and Bibliography Assignment are outlined as follows:
Length of assignment (see Research Paper: Topic Identification and Bibliography Assignment Template)
Include any information that is excluded from this length (e.g., title page, abstract, reference section, etc.)
Format of assignment: APA
Number of citations: 6
Acceptable sources (e.g., peer reviewed or scholarly journal articles published within the last five years)