Below find the speculations of a former postgraduate student on his future dissertation. Since I’m just in my first year of a postgraduate course my idea of the dissertation to be submitted in three years is rather hypothetical. Theoretically, I realize it’s to be composed of an introduction, two or three chapters, conclusion, bibliography, supplement, if necessary. Still, I can explain the basic points of my research right now. To start with, the topic of the thesis sounds like that Application of Criminal Retrospection Method to Crime Investigation Evidently, the topic of the crime investigation methods is not new in criminalistics. Our research is supposed to contribute to this branch of law since it deals with such a topical problem as developing more reliable methods of crime investigation. Thus, the notion of retrospection in criminalistics and the ways of its application to crime detection will be dealt within the research. On the surface the issue seems to be not innovative at all, but it’s not quite right. Ordinary understanding of the retrospection is enough to find a lost pen while we are targeting at the investigation of complicated crimes which needs profound theoretical study. Thus, our research is aimed at providing a practical worker with concrete up-to-date recommendations on retrospective analysis of crime detection. The law is dynamic and ever-changing; as our society and community changes, the law must also change to fit the new needs and problems that arise. Our research is supposed to begin with a survey of the literature on the problem under discussion, analysis of the latest achievements in this field, scrutiny of investigation methods to provide a theoretical basis for the research. History and the present state of the retrospection method application will be given particular emphasis to, case studies will be presented, basic rules, principles and the place of retrospection in modern criminalistics are to be defined. Case
84 studies may become the subject of supplement attached to the main body of the research paper. I realize the significance of the final part of any dissertation since it summarizes the results obtained, stresses the topicality of the research made, suggests the possibility for further research and practical application of theoretical assumptions. I hope to solve all the tasks facing meas a researcher, and step by step proceed to the ultimate goal of any postgraduate – defence of the dissertation and the award of PhD degree.