My career goal is to become a criminologist. Researching crime and developing a further understanding of crime in society is a field that I am really fascinated by. Previously, I wanted to become a police officer but became more captivated by the characteristics of society and research in my time at college. The MASP in CSU San Marcos is a sociological program that relates to this field is through research and field experience. The MASP program also teaches social problems and institutions that relate to society as a whole that will further my experience in the criminological field. Through the MASP program, I am planning to build a solid foundation to start and advance my career. While it is not necessary for me to have a master’s degree
I am a highly motivated and reliable person who is eager to succeed. Additionally, I am a well-rounded individual who succeeds academically, engages in sports, and helps out in the community. I have experience through volunteer work and jobs where I have worked with a variety of people and provided quality service. I am a hard worker who is able to complete tasks exceptionally in a
Classical Criminology The classical school of criminology was around in the eighteenth century. It came abount in a time when the previous dominent spiritual look at defining crime and criminal behaviour was being challenged by a newer naturalistic approach of the social contract theorists. The classical school was the established ideas of monarchs, fedual lords and the fathers of the church.
A gang can also provide money and stability for the youth and provide them with some sort of job and income, this is obviously acquired through committing crimes. According to our textbook Criminology Today An Integrative Introduction by Frank Schmalleger it states that, “ When we speak of a delinquent subculture, we speak of a way of life that has somehow become traditional among certain groups in American society. These groups are the boys’ gangs that flourish most conspicuously in the ‘delinquency neighborhoods’ of our larger American cities. The members of these gangs grow up, some to become law abiding citizens and other to graduate to more professional and adult forms of criminality, but the delinquent tradition is kept alive by the age-groups that succeed them.” (Schmalleger, 2015, p. 171) Most of the time youths that join gangs start at a very young age. They may feel joining a gang provides them with more than society will provide them, there are times that youths want to get out of their gang and be part of the normal society. Like it said in our textbook some of these youths that are involved in gangs are able to get out and become law abiding citizens while others stay and become more involved within their gangs. When youths are involved with gangs it
The field of criminology has many paths to take to build a career. Some people study criminology to become local or federal police officers and arrest offenders. Other people study criminology to help offenders and advocate for their justice and wellness. I have chosen to study the federal side of criminology with a concentration in Homeland Security. With The Department of Homeland Security being born in 2002 this discipline is fairly new but it has made a true impact in our society. Criminology as a discipline will be understood through the exploration of scholars and organizations.
One physically taking a hit leaves scars, however, one witnessing without having the courage to help scars you mentally. Before I knew how great life can be I have been exposed to great pain of almost losing my father at the age of 5. He was brutally attacked and almost beaten to death by 7 African American men with no mercy. While hiding in the bushes the sight in front of me was horrific. I was puzzled, unable to even blink or shed a single tear, seen the sight in front of me was my father’s blood pouring out of his head. As I stood at the hospital recalling the event, I promised myself that under no circumstances would I ever what to undergo the same situation.
My Criminology/Criminal Justice and Africana World Studies majors as have helped me conceptualize and identify several points that helped me understand the court laws and environment. The course of Law and Everyday Life, help me identify how the law affects our rights, social and political aspects and well-being of the society. The class introduces how we as citizens of the United States must have knowledge of our basic laws and how the United States court system rationalize their statues and logic according to their concepts of belief of the constitution.
I have applied to study criminology & sociology because I strongly believe that the crime rate is greatly affected by environmental & social factors. Examining why someone commits crime can lead to exploring prevention, rehabilitation & treatment, and I am very interested in these topics. I have excellent interpersonal, time management, problem solving, organisational & research skills; these are used every day in my work as a personal trainer where I manage and support my clients, motivating them to achieve & maintain their goals. I teach group exercise classes to a maximum of 40 people at a time where I need to structure and lead sessions, as well as being aware of everyone’s different learning styles: visual, auditory & kinaesthetic, factoring
Criminology, as defined by the book Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, written by the author Dr. Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is “the scientific study of the causes and prevention of crime and the rehabilitation and punishment of offenders” (Schmalleger, 2006, p. 20). Criminology, in itself, has a wide variety of function in treating crime and providing punishment to those who commit the crimes here in the U.S. Since crime increases with the population growth, more policies are being given to law makers, which changes the perspective in how the Criminal Justice system works. Due to the increase in crimes, new laws are made to help reduce the crimes in order to minimize the threat of increasing the crimes that are being committed. The Criminal Justice system offers a wide area of responsibilities that houses different types of functions which helps in the fulfillment of accomplishing the tasks needed for a better, well organized running of the Criminal Justice system.
As it pertains to the last ten years, Criminology and its relevance to the criminal justice system has been taught internationally to a number of students seeking employment within the criminal justice field. Criminology (as a whole) is a comprehensive study of criminal behavior, crime as a social matter, and criminal conduct. This is best explained in Stout’s book titled Applied Criminology when it is stated that “Different criminological theories emerge from different contexts, are shaped by different forces and, therefore, have very different implications if applied” (Stout, 2007, p.2). The most important takeaway from the study of how Applied Criminology is taught (and learned) is that it extends far beyond the mere application of criminological theories and teachings. It concerns itself with the evolution of its own field and sub-fields, as well as the entire ecosystem of related topics. In this way, Criminology takes on a sort of recursive nature in it that it teaches about its own field while being the field itself. Criminology seeks to provide theories that explain why individuals and groups of individuals commit crimes, in an attempt to effectively understand and deal with crime. There are overlapping questions concerning crime prevention, and the implementation of criminological theories focuses on providing explanations to criminal phenomenon. A theory is a set of concepts that are related or linked together by a series of explanations to a phenomenon. These
I have had many uncertainties in life from a young age-where I stood with my relationships, who I was as a person, and even what I would eat for dinner. Today...I still do. What I know with conviction, however, is what I want to do with my life. For as long as I can remember I have been set on working in the field of criminology. From solving mysteries as a kid to being accepting to one of the finest institutions for criminology, these pastimes and milestones have set me up to pursue my future endeavors. There are skills that can be taught in life and then there are those you have to go out and experience. A consistent regiment is crucial to learning the skills in my field, however what is equally as important is exploring unfamiliar environments
My organisational skills have improved since starting the course, as I can manage the workload. This will assist me in the course by helping organise the coursework that I receive. Time management has also become a strength for myself, having now the ability to stabilise my academic and personal time. This will be useful for this course as I will have efficient time to complete coursework whilst having spare time. Completing tasks on time for deadlines is also another skill that I have developed through health and social care. I am able to judge and evaluate information, due to practicing various case studies. I will be able to apply this to my learning when given tasks to complete in this course. Not studying much criminology previously, I see the course adapting my views on crime and providing me with further depth as, to what crime genuinely is and how our society looks into crime. And these skills I have will help me to do well in this course. In my spare time, I go to the central library and research and complete work as the atmosphere there keeps me focused, with plenty of resources to assist me. Having researched in depth of social inequalities in health out of class, I have gained an insight of the health division between different social classes, as to how poverty can be the main driver of ill-health and this truly has intrigued
Cops compose reports; criminologists issue recommendations, strategy papers and studies; and scientific science specialists produce composed records of their discoveries and conclusions. Composing is a standout amongst the most principal capacities in each vocation alternative inside of criminology. Here are a couple reasons why you ought to need to sharpen you're composing aptitudes now so you can be more successful later on.
What are the three major principles of the Classical School of Criminology? The major principles in the Classical School of Criminology are that humans are rational and that our behavior comes from free will, and our human behavior is derived from pain and pleasure. To deter criminal’s punishment is necessary, which may set an example for others. As well as crime prevention should be implemented with quick regulated punishment for violations of the law.
Figuring out why people commit crimes is one of the central concerns of criminology. Do most criminals act rationally after weighing the costs of crime? Is society ever to blame for an individual to commit a crime? Do mental diseases or even genetics factor into whether a person will live a life of crime. Over the years, many people have developed theories to try to answer these questions. In fact, the number of theories of why people commit crimes sometimes seems to equal the number of criminologists. I explore these questions and much more in the paper that follow.