Along with the regular course work for my criminal justice class, I will also be job shadowing with the Ocala police department, fire rescue, dispatch and the criminal prosecutors at the Ocala court House. I will receive and extra three college credits for on the job training. Although great, the credits are not what matter the most it is the experiences. These experiences have not only aided me in pursuing my ultimate goal of obtaining at least a Bachelors in Science degree for a Criminal justice major but have further intrigued
Reflective Essay This year I have learned many interesting and new things about myself. I have learned very valuable studying techniques and life lessons. I've only been here two years but in that short time many things have happened. The health academy has helped me learn how to have better communications and critical thinking skills. Since I want to be an Orthodontist the health academy will prepare me for medical school in the future.
First impressions start the moment the jury, judge, attorneys and offender are in the courtroom. This is a very influential moment. Jury selection/ deselection is a learned skill. It takes many years and trials to generate an elite list of questions that will create a perfect jury. In addition to the jury questionnaires that help attorneys get to know the jurors before they see them, it is very helpful to search their social media sites to gather information as well.
This has really helped me connect with others and practice on my leadership skills. I used these new skills and the connections I have gained on campus during the It’s On Us campaign, to promote the importance of the sexual assault training. Many teachers that I talked to was eager to help promote this by offering extra credit to students. The Student Government Association was able to get around 33% of students to do the training and we even had a few events on campus that educated students about sexually assault. The role I have as the Vice President of SGA allows me to actually make a difference on campus and the lives of other students.
I struggled a lot with that lesson because I was so used to my old ways that I did not want to learn that actual right ways. I eventually got over my stubbornness and learned the rules for where to put the apostrophe. The knowledge in this course has helped me write my research paper for other college class, Dual General Psychology. The knowledge I learned from this class I used a lot to help me write my research paper in there.
Due to the high stress level and high stress situations officers encounter, they become increasingly succeptable to ptsd and other stress related health problems. To implement these tactics we would need public support and slowly introduce the method into an area with high percentage of allegations against officers to have a good comparison and determine whether our method would be succefful. This process would not show immediate results because there is not short-term solution for this long-term problem. To get public support we would need to showcase how therapy and counseling can improve the mental wellbeing and stress reduction. We can use the military as an example, on how soldiers are treated for stress and ptsd with counseling and therapy to help them reassimilate into functioning members of society.
Self Assessment: Jacob Thomas As a writer, I have grown in many ways, First I took English Comp 150 last semester. This class taught me a lot about my life due to a book we read The Last Lecture. However, I did not like to read so I showed much resentment towards it. As the deadline approached I finally opened the book that would make me love to read again. In school there is many classes where I can express creativity just like Dr Seuss did in his imaginative books.
First, superiors in the military must take action when they suspect that sexual assault or any other type of assault, and or crime is occureing. When a sexual assault is reported, a superior should not be allowed to just say that he does not belief that it was not serious enough to start an investigation, and when an alligation of sexual assault or any other time of assault is reported a case must be open in order to investigate the alligation. Now if superiors do not open an investigation when one is reported then the superior should face conequences such as demotion, pay cut, and in the most serious circumsatcne dishonorable discharge from the military. In the other hand, false sexual assault alligation should also have conequences such as demotion, pay cut, and in the most serious circumsatcne dishonorable discharge from the military. Second, a board of overseers must be created who will overlook investigations, and alligations.
I read these books very fast and this is where I got the bulk of my pages read from. I think that these books were good for me to read just so I was reading material while also focusing on school work. I think reading these books has helped with my reading stamina and it will be more like in college. Although I read a few books this quarter, I did not read a full book on the profession that I am going into.
I found Becker book “Writing for Social Scientists” very interesting to read, he actually described my fear of writing and why we avoid writing especially if we being asked to exchange our writing with our classmates. I remember in my first semester I was uncomfortable to expose my writing to my classmates. Becker mentioned the fear we suffer it caused when we try organize our thoughts during writing session. Organized my thought is one of my concern. Sometimes I start writing without following outline or organizing my thoughts.
Sexual Assault is a horrible problem in the United States. On average, 1 in 5 women in the United States has reported being raped at least once in her life. In addition, 78.7% of women reported that their rape occurred before they turned 25, and 40.4% reported that their rape happened before they turned 18 (Itzin 2430). The sexual objectification of women in our society contributes to rape culture that allows sexual assault to happen. In addition, rape victims often do not report their rape due to victim blaming, which is also a part of rape culture.
The five most important things I have learned throughout my semester in SOC 150 are about crime and perception of social problems, how fines and fees keep people in jails, about mobility and poverty, sexual assault on college campuses, and lastly about the school-to-prison pipeline. During our unit on crime I learned about the perception of a social problem in different parts of the country as well as to a single individual. The two readings about crime, “Crime Rates Have Plummeted” and “U.S. Crime Is Up but Americans Don’t Seem to Have Noticed” demonstrate that crime is a social problem to be interpreted differentially based on the person perceiving the problem. What happens with crime is that crime is more likely to be thought of as a social problem based on what the media is reporting. The media will broadcast the
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver shows the women of the Congo as being the workers of the family. They take care of the children, going so far as to carry them around constantly once they reach a certain age, and they are responsible for all the housework. The females are seen as capable and have many responsibilities. In spite of this, the reality for the real women of the Congo is that they are in constant fear of being a victim of sexual violence. Sexual violence can happen anywhere, but in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) it occurs on a daily basis (Ganzamungu and Maharaj 737).
The topic I wanted to learn more about and let other people understand is that men do go through violence in the military, specifically sexual assault that men go through but very little do people know that it is happening to them. I feel this an important topic for those to understand men in the military are likely to get sexually assaulted as much as women do in the military. It hasn’t been until recently that there is group therapy for men who were raped in the military and were not receiving the same attention and support as women were and they started a study group for them to understand them. Sexual violence within the military is not really recognized by the military officials, policymakers, health care professionals or the media. What they do not know is that the sexual violence in the military is high, since they do not recognize the sexual violence there is for males in the military.