Students in the criminal justice department are taught that our main objective in the justice system and our careers is to serve and also protect those involved in our community. For as long as I can remember, my goal in life has been to provide service by protecting and serving those who are close to me. My penchant for service is what eventually led me to the Criminal Justice program at Valdosta State University. This passion for service began at a very young age when my life was turned upside down when I relocated from Puerto Rico to the state of Georgia due to a tragic car accident that led to the end of my father’s life. This sudden change of lifestyle and heartbreak came with an extreme amount of struggle and culture shock not just …show more content…
My goal with my college degree is to graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and eventually transition into law school within the state of Georgia. After law school, I plan to become a juvenile and immigration attorney in hopes of one day becoming a positive influence and defender for those without a voice. However, as a first generation college student, financially speaking attending college has not been easy. Surviving college would have been impossible without the support of my mother. As a single mother, she has done everything in her power to make sure that her two daughters receive the education they deserve. As senior year slowly approaches, I find myself struggling to maintain financial aid, as interest rates in loans are also increasing. Pell grant also has a limit, which is also approaching for me, leaving me without any financial assistance due to the fact that my mother cannot afford to pay tuition for each semester, including my future dream to attend law school
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There is a saying in the Oklahoma City Police academy, “bring everything, everyday.” This statement is a lesson to the recruits to make sure they have everything. Because you never know what you are going to need, like black cross trainers, which is what I did not bring. I failed when it came to following through on the statement of “bring everything, everyday.” I did not bring my cross trainers, honestly because I did not think we would need them.
Being a volunteer with the Independence Youth Court has allowed me to grow as a person and find a path in life that I plan to make a career. Youth Court is a diversion court system in my city where juveniles who have committed misdemeanor offenses can go for arraignment and trial amongst a court made up of their peers. Through my experience being a volunteer attorney and judge, I have been given the chance to practice speaking in a courtroom. This rare opportunity gave me a skill that I will value down the line as I begin my career as a lawyer. Further, this opportunity has allowed me to practice public speaking which will follow me far beyond the confines of the Independence Youth Court.
My academic goals after I graduated from UC Irvine is to achieve a higher education beyond a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Sciences. I have set going to dental school as a primary goal after graduating. My goal is to eventually obtain a D.D.S (Doctor of Dentist Surgery) degree. Working towards a specialty is an interest that I am very curious in pursuing; however, as of now becoming a general dentist is my main goal. What factor(s) made you interested in studying in the Biological/Biomedical School:
I want more opportunities to apply a person-centric and collaborative approach to service that empowers people to improve their own quality of life. In the short term, I want to dedicate the summers during law school entirely to public service internships in places like the Department of Justice or in Congressional legal offices. In the long term, I want to prosecute systematic corruption, tackle fraud, and fight for oppressed communities as a federal prosecutor or even an attorney general. Like the disabled veteran I met, so many disadvantaged individuals are forgotten and left to fend for themselves against the systemic oppression and indifference. As a lawyer, I hope to partner with victims of indifference and oppression, like the people of Ferguson, Missouri and Flint, Michigan so to empower them to improve their quality of life through the legal process.
“Never underestimate a FBI’s ability to find things out” (Unknown). FBI agents are people who investigate situations where harm is involved. Being an FBI agent has always been something that interests me. I have always liked solving things and this job is based a lot on solving investigations. I have never been interested in a laid back job, I have always wanted something more action based.
Is your first instinct to say one with a criminal conviction should never be a teacher? Why or Why Not? Discuss. I personally feel a person who holds a criminal background should be able to be a teacher under the following conditions: criminal conviction was due to a minor infraction, the quantity of convictions is minimal, and the conviction did not occur recently. Minor infractions can included the following: drug possession, petty theft, and driving under the influence (DUI).
As defined in the book, Introduction to Criminal Justice, a prosecutor is “an appointed or elected member of the practicing bar who is responsible for bringing the state’s case against the accused,” whom protects the civil rights of the criminal defendant in the process of trial. Hence, a prosecutor is the most powerful person in the Criminal Justice system because of the rurality of a case settling in court. Thus, there are three types of prosecutors, whom shares the goal and the burden of protecting the civil rights bestowed in a nondiscriminatory manner. The first type of prosecutor is in the federal system, the United States attorneys whose main purpose is to carry out justice unbiasedly in federal court, and is appointed by the president. The second type, the attorney general is the chief legal officer who is also a prosecutor of each state, including the United States.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Before stating my intention about the course for which I seek admission to the St Joseph University Criminal Justice Program with emphasis in behavior analysis, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. I am an African immigrant of Liberian descent. I am the oldest of my parents seven children. The African tradition demands that I am just as responsible for the wellbeing of the family as my mother. At an early age, mother ingrained in me that education was an essential prerequisite to the empowerment I needed to fulfil my obligation to my immediate and extended families and myself.
Around the nation, every state justice system encounters dissatisfaction due to the local judge in which they are presumably entitled to be unbiased toward any case. Furthermore, the justice system of the state is required to be unbiased in every aspect, however, there should be an easier process for the public to unseat a justice who has failed to remain unbiased in the court. The justice system, encounters plenty of controversy after a series of unequal treatment in cases, changes made to the justice system, and other reasons in which people are questioning the validity of the justice system that each state proclaims they are to be, it leads to the public wanting to become more involved in each case, and the seating of which judge should
The differences between criminal and civil case The main differences between criminal and civil law is who the parties that bought the case and what the case is about. Criminal case is when some individual commits a law and control crimes whereas civil law controls arguments between private party. Civil law e.g. When an individual is suing another individual for money owed Criminal e.g. When an individual breaks a law Case one- murder of Kiesha Abrahams Type of case-criminal Type of court-district Why was the case held in this type of court- the case was held in the district court as they went through the children’s court in Parramatta
Criminal behaviour has always been an interest for psychologists, for they could never quite come to a conclusion between nature and nurture. Research concerning this topic has been organized for many years and due to the never ending debate, is still being conducted. I have decided to read and write about this myself, for I was genuinely curious about the matter and wanted to be a part of the research, as I felt responsible to do so. I believe that in order to stop something, it must be discussed and scrutinized. What effects do genes have on criminal behaviour, why do peer pressure and habitat influence a person to commit crimes and are men really more violent than women?
Criminology Case Study: Meredith Kercher Name Academic Institution Author Note Class Professor Date TABLE OFCONTENTS1 CASE/OFFENDER 3 OFFENSE/CRIME 4 MOTIVATIONS/BACKGROUND 4 THEORY 5 VICTIMS 6 COSTS 7 ADJUDICATION/DISPOSITION (PROSECUTION/SENTENCING) 7 CONCLUSION 8 REFERENCES 10 Criminology Case Study: Meredith Kercher
“Our hopes for a more just, safe, and peaceful world can only be achieved when there is universal respect for the inherent dignity and equal rights of all members of the human family.” – UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Throughout my life, I have never been completely decisive on a career path. However, in the last few years I have realized that my passion for human rights advocacy is my natural calling which I am destined to pursue. As I entered my first year of college at the University of Maryland – College Park, I took a specific interest in a group known as Consult Your Community. The organization allows undergraduate students to engage with low-income and minority-owned small businesses to provide pro bono consulting services.
College was always one of my long term goals as I continued with my education. Throughout the years I began to work harder and harder so I could secure my future. I knew that getting to college would not be easy. I am about to embark on a four year journey in one of the hardest fields to pursue. I will continue my education as a Nursing major at a four year university.
When I graduate high school, I plan on having future goals that I plan on achieving. My first goal is to go to college and get a degree. I plan on attending Purdue NorthWest majoring in engineering and minoring in business. This is my number one future goal that I need to accomplish because to be able to have a nice life, I need to go to college to support my future family. My next future goal would be get a starting job to be able to support my future family.