The Criminal Justice System And Psychology Essay

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Madelynn Krutsinger

I’m double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology because further down the road in my life I would love to be a Criminal Psychologist. I choose these fields because I love being able to understand why people do what they do. I want to understand why people do things a certain way, just looking at it in a psychological kind of way. Especially with criminals, what led them to murder that guy or rape that girl? What pursued them and what part of them thought that it would be acceptable?
I really enjoy the concepts of the criminal justice system and how it works. I grew up in a family that revolved around emergency units, ranging from EMTS, AEMTS, Prison Guards, Nurses, Police Officers and so forth. Being around that at the time gave me a love for the field. Understanding the codes, the high pace calls, honestly, even the hours. I fell in love with the idea of being able to make a difference in people’s lives, and for example, if I was going to be a police officer that is what I would do. Originally I had planned to go to Waldorf University and major in criminal justice to become a police officer. I saw many two faced/unreasonable officers throughout my years of growing up that I wanted to do something different. I remember hearing about the cases on tv and thinking, hey, I can make a difference. I wanted to become a police officer to show people that not
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