The Criminal Justice Program At Saint Leo University

917 WordsOct 26, 20154 Pages
As a child, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, and I answered a lawyer undoubtingly. Once my parents denied signing any of my financial aid forms for school, all of my optimism for that dream went downhill. One thing that has always been consistent is my love for fighting for what is right for the people. My passion for the law and people aided my decision to join the military. Upon my retirement from the military, I was compelled to enroll in the Criminal Justice program at Saint Leo University. After attending a few courses, I deliberated on becoming a forensic psychologist. I believed that becoming a forensic psychologist would allow me to be involved in legal cases while being the eyes and the ears of the courtroom. As time went on I pondered, if I would be helping people or the court system. Now, my interest in the subfields of psychology lies between forensics and counseling. I am not as knowledgeable in either area, so I plan on taking a course in each class to see what feels right. Being in the military all these years, have made me desire to do what my instincts say I was born to do. I first became interested in law as a child when I started reading mystery books. I have always wondered what made the character commit the crime and if they would have to do the time. Growing up in the inner-city of Chicago, the news would put emphasis on all sorts of crimes. The constant reminder of crime grew my interest in people and human behavior. Why did
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