I went into my first few classes in taekwondo with so much excitement, eager to go to the next class. When I looked up to my instructors and leadership with their black belts tied around their waist, I thought they were the coolest people ever, and of course they are however I thought that all black belts would be martial arts masters just like in the Bruce Lee movies I'd watch. Being a black belt for just over a year now, I realized having a black belt doesn't necessarily mean being a martial arts master going out and fighting crime, but being a black belt teaches you so much more than kicking and punching. In this essay I will say how being a black belt has affected my life, and what I've learned since my test. First of all,
I was already in law-enforcement as a Baltimore City Police Officer, so I decided to get a degree in criminal justice to help my career as an officer. Furthermore, I became a part-time criminal justice professor in the year 1999, then made full-time 5 years ago; and later became the criminal justice department chair. In addition, my strength is that I can relate to students with the same measure try to get the best out of them. Nonetheless, my weakness at first was coming from a policing job with a uniform into joining civilians as a professor. Also, trying to get things done in the cultural educational environment.
Having already earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice, I am currently applying to a master’s in public policy and administration program with a specialization in criminal justice policy and administration. It is my career goal to address criminal justice issues, such as mass incarceration, through research, program development and evaluation, and policy analysis, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of our society. Although the Spring 2016 Criminal Justice Research Internship was posted over a month ago, I am still going through with this submission because it is exactly the type of work I want to do and I believe that criminal justice reform hinges on the collaboration between local and state agencies.
The book Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario is a nonfiction book based on a real story told throughout 367 pages. The reason why I decided to read this book is that it was highly recommended by one of my former English teachers. I was extremely persuaded to read this book by her but I also personally believed that by reading this book I would gain a new understanding of life by really opening my mind to new experiences that other people go through. This journey begins in Honduras, a country in Central America, then continues into Mexico and finally in the United States where Enrique ends up living for the remaining of the story. The story definitely took place a couple decades ago when Enrique was younger.
I am investigating a probation officer 's because it is a field choice in which you provide support and guidance to help legal offenders, both juveniles and adults, readjust to society but helping them identify and solve their problems. I have always been interested in law enforcement and a career I always kept in mind was a probation officer because I love kids and I love helping families. I also want to be that role model for those who don 't have that and i want to be the support and example for those who do not have that at home. The school requirements to be a probation officer is to be a four year college graduate and majored in one of the social sciences: corrections, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or public administration. Probation officers are required to have a valid state driver’s license, no criminal record, and must pass both a background check and a polygraph test.
He was born in Seattle, Washington. David’s father, Murray Guterson, was a criminal defense lawyer and taught David to pick an occupation he would love. He decided to become a writer while attending the University of Washington. David Guterson later became an English teacher so he would have time to write and could be surrounded by books. After a decade of morning research and writing, Guterson released his first book, Snow Falling on Cedars, in 1995
The book is a beautiful read that keeps the reader on their toes, biting at the bit from the first chapter to the very last page. The book should be required for all high school students to read due to that the age to enter the draft is eighteen, and they could be entering these conditions, like Paul, at the age of nineteen. This book efficiently and effectively allows readers of all ages to understand how cruel war is and how soldiers fighting for the United States could easily be in the situations that are ongoing in the novel. It creates an eye-opening experience for today’s generation by building a greater appreciation for what soldiers sacrifice going into war. Remarque’s style is effective as it uses imagery, similes, symbolism and a powerful theme.
From an early age I have always had an interest in the legal system, as a child of divorcees the legal system has always had an impact on my life. I have always dreamed about being a family lawyer and have hoped that through hard work and dedication I could make my dream a reality; enter law school, successfully complete the bar exam and utilize my knowledge of the law to help those who may otherwise be left in the cold by the legal system. As I have grown older I have a new understanding of the realities of just how difficult it will be to make my dreams a reality. When writing this application, I had difficulty figuring out what I can say that will set me apart from other candidates. I almost feel as though everything that I will say has been said before and there are most likely some situations that sound more sympathetic than my own.
I had a History professor at Central Texas College during my undergraduate studies that was able to spread her excitement about the subject like a virus. It seemed that she was able to relate every single lesson in the syllabus to our lives, which made me care more, because I could identify myself with what I was learning. She was always able to provide a day-by-day digest of historical events regarding all services of the United States military, which amazed me because this occurred before the Internet was the search engine that it has become today. She was like watching a live Paul Harvey “The Rest of the Story” segment. The class was discussing the events surrounding April 14, 1865, when Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United
Having my high school at the AP program established under SCNU was always one of my luckiest things happened to me. At here, I was trained to be priorly familiar with the U.S. education system and successful after coming to the U.S. where all the students were supposed to go. In order to be prepared, I was trained to write different kinds of essays, including laboratory report, social science research paper and literature expository writing. I have started to write all these kinds of essays since grade 10, and every writing assignment has gone through the process of outlining, drafting, peer proofreading and editing. At college, my writing style hasn’t really changed, yet, the way I write an essay has changed.
The academic success I’ve had during my final two years at college has only made me hungrier for more success. I have already set aside the blueprint for my study schedule in anticipation for law school. Villanova Law School still remains one of my top institutions to attend in Fall 2016. My experiences balancing sports, school, and work gives me an upper hand on prospective students that only had to worry about academics during their time in undergrad. Athletes, overall, have a strong desire to strive for perfection, and although it will be the toughest challenge of my life thus far, I am ready to put in the work in order to achieve law school excellence at Villanova