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    I have a basic dissertation proposal outlined for next week to give to my mentor when I return to university. But now I'm starting to worry about the area I have picked.

    What I have decided to focus my study on is the use of excessive and deadly force used by police in contrast between African American and Caucastion males in the United States.

    Although I plan on rewording the title, I'm unsure now after speaking to my other university friends if I can focus on the American legal system for this. I know I may struggle with gathering some case law and facts, but for a law dissertation can you revolve it solely around another countries law?

    No reason why not in theory. The question is whether you have the resources (and whether your university has the expertise to help you) to research it adequately.

    If you were struggling to focus purely on the American system then you could draw a comparison between that and English/Scots law (wherever you are from).

    Out of curiousity, are you doing it from a criminal law slant or an anti-discrimination one ?
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