This week I started my Master's program at Eastern Kentucky University. Part of the two year program requires either taking all courses and passing a comprehensive exam, or writing a thesis and defending it. Due to the fact that most Doctorate programs require a thesis, that will more than likely be the avenue I take. I'm not sure if I will for for a Doctorate degree, but I think it will be best to write the thesis and leave that door open. So that brings me to my thesis topic. All of the professors I have talked to make a point to say that when doing a thesis, make sure that you pick a topic that you are interested in because you will be spending an extreme amount of time working on it. It still has to relate to Criminal Justice, but there are many ways to link certain topics back to it. With that being said, here is the idea I have, and I would love to hear people's opinions on it. I love Pop culture and recently I've seen a large movement that I find very interesting. My idea is to write a thesis based on the shift in society from your love of typical heroes, the ones that have little to zero flaws and tend to always do the right things, to the new group of anti-heroes who people seem to be able to relate more to. I guess you could say this started a long time ago when some people looked up to mobsters because of the outlandish lives they lived, and even more specifically guys like John Dillinger who would not steal from the common man, but from banks and corporations. Today however, this idea has become increasingly evident with the explosion of these anti-heroes in comic books and on the big screen. Take for example Deadpool, which became the highest earning R-Rated movie of all-time. I can think of a few different directions I can go with this, but the paper is typically between 40 and 80 pages, so I will have to get very specific about this phenomenon in order for it to go over well. So what do you guys think? What do you think would be the best approach for this? Just remember this has to show a relation to the Criminal Justice field.