Individuals enter the criminal justice field for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they’ve been personally affected by a crime. Or they want to advocate for victims or counsel youth offenders. They may also have a keen sense of right and wrong that aligns with the profession. With this course, you are taking your first step toward a criminal justice degree. What does that degree mean to you—and how might it change your life?
For this Journal, you reflect on your decision to pursue a bachelor’s degree and where you expect it to lead.
Write a 300-word journal response to one of the following prompts:
- If you have professional experience in the criminal justice system, explain how you expect a degree in criminal justice to affect your professional practice in the criminal justice system.
- If you do not have professional experience in the criminal justice system, describe your criminal justice perspective and the reasons you have for choosing this degree.