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Hi! I have to do a dissertation proposal in "Criminal law and policy with a specific interest in cybercrime". Can someone help me to understand how a dissertation proposal is made and if someone has some "tips and tricks" in this theme, to send me a message? Thank you !!
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At what level? You mean at the end of your LLB? The topic title is a bit basic for my liking, though the key thing is the reader knows what you're on about. I might jazz it up with some Latinisms.

How it is made: you come up with a proposal, submit it and it is approved. Normally it will be accepted. You will then go over the disso idea in detail with your supervisor and he/she will help you tighten it up a little bit. This is vital because you won't realise until you're deep into your research where exactly your disso idea is going to be. You have a general idea but nothing specific.
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Hi! I have to do a dissertation proposal in "Criminal law and policy with a specific interest in cybercrime". Can someone help me to understand how a dissertation proposal is made and if someone has some "tips and tricks" in this theme, to send me a message? Thank you !!
As said above, you need to be more specific with your research area as criminal law & cybercrime is still quite vague. I would suggest any recent or controversial topics within this area will make a good specialism since there will be more commentary on it.

In terms of your proposal, structure it like you would for any essay plan. You have to state your research area and what your specific intentions are i.e. critical analysis, case commentary etc.
Unis can operate differently, but for my dissertation proposal I structured mine by giving a short description of the background to my research and then laid out what I intended to examine in each chapter.

I don't know how detailed your proposal has to be but for mine I listed some of the cases that I initially thought were of interest and articles/ commentary that I thought would apply to each area of my consideration.

This isn't possible for every dissertation topic, but I tried to be pragmatic in my approach in that I explained the law surrounding my topic, stated its positives and negatives (in my case there were more negatives as I took quite a critical approach), and finally I discussed ways in which the law in that area could be improved through what other scholars had suggested and also through my own ideas.

Again, it really depends on the approach you take, but in terms of the proposal itself, as long as it is not too vague, is well structured, and shows that you have looked into your topic more than just finding the topic title online then you should be fine.

If you have any more questions feel free to message me
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