Offender Profiling Personal Statement

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Writer Jonathan Swift once said, “Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.” The ability to help those are who are in need, whether it 's direct or indirect, is one of my primary passion. Since I was in elementary school, it’s been my dream to be part of a team whose mission is to protect and serve the community. In the past couple decades, the United States has undergone several tragic events which have changed our history forever. The desire to pursue a career in the criminal justice field emerged from the idea of losing a loved one in the hands of someone else. I was certain that achieving a degree in criminal justice was the right choice for me. In May, I will be graduating with honors with my Bachelor…show more content…
In my potential research, I hope to acquire successful interventions and programs that could replace that criminal state of mind to prevent future offenses. I plan to examine the community’s overall influences on individuals and explore resources and programs that will be crucial in reducing the crime rate. The concept of offender profiling interests me because I speculate that offenders who commit the same crime shared several characteristics which can be distinguished by age, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. I intend to determine why certain crimes are more common among people with shared characteristics and target that group to prevent future violations. The Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology generally captures the core of my potential capstone topic of offender profiling and crime analysis because it focuses on the psychology aspect of the law. In my undergraduate studies, I acquire several relevant…show more content…
The program’s online coursework outline will allow me to also seek a professional full-time employment in order to build my professional experiences and prepare me for my future career. I know the Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology program would further my knowledge about the interdisciplinary between psychology, forensics and the law which would give me the practice I need to succeed in my future
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