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Any classes you had taken in criminal justice? Any classes you believe you should of taken?

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Sara’s Answer

Aside from core and program requirements? Start a martial arts program- I’d recommend Yang Tai Chai which includes the fundamentals for harder styles in addition to teaching you focus- it can affect you positively in so many ways.
As for academics, I’d recommend paying attention to sociology or philosophy, psychology or maybe linguistics, each of which will give you a set of tools for keeping your own mental health in criminal justice, as well as an understanding of what causes some actions, and how to recognize potentially aberrant psyches. Linguistics can help you identify patterns of behavior by dissecting speech.
Nutrition- excellent for you, and helpful if you work in a disadvantaged precinct.
Basic Social work classes- knowing how to help people BEFORE a crime is committed can be a blessing.
Thank you comment icon Wow! Thank you for your answer really interesting and really well rounded. Never heard Yang tai chi but I will take it into consideration. Trinity
Thank you comment icon I studied with Sifu Jackie Crow, a student of Sifu Horacio Lopez, one of the only family authorized Yang teachers in the US for many years. There are more around now, though. This link might help http://www.sataichi.com/sataichi/Center.html Sara Cooper
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Michelle’s Answer

When I finally found Intro to Criminal Justice, I fell in love. I knew right then I wanted a job/career in this field. I loved the forensic class I had, and some of the legal courses, but when I went to school...most of the forensic course that are out there now, didn't exist. It did take me about 15 years to apply my degree and get into my field, but along the way I took many other courses that helped me get to where I am today.
After getting my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, I didn't find the types of jobs/career opportunities I wanted. I ended up going back to school and getting an Associates in Paralegal Studies. I loved the legal courses and going to the library to research...but once out there and working as a paralegal...it wasn't the same. So I took other courses, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology and photography. All of these extra courses I use when I am at a crime scene or working a murder...so you never know. Think outside of the box and take courses you are interested, but also that are relevant to your studies. Or will enhance your studies.

Good luck.
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Haley’s Answer

Hi Trinity!

I was a student at the University of Wisconsin where I pursued a degree in Legal Studies and a certificate in Criminal Justice.

I took the courses: Criminal Justice in America, Criminology, Wrongful Convictions, Gender/Crime & Justice, Civil Rights, Abnormal Psychology, Law in Action, The Politics of Human Rights, Ethnicity/Race & Justice, Clinical Communication Skills and Criminal Justice & Popular Culture.

I wish I would have taken more courses about Social Justice, Policy and Criminal Law.

I think that Criminal Justice can be very tailored to your interests. I had the option to choose courses around sociology, political science, social work, psychology, gender & womxn's studies, anthropology, history, human development and counseling psychology, so I could pick and choose what I was interested in learning about.

Enjoy your criminal justice courses (they were my favorite)!
Thank you comment icon I found this extremely helpful Haley. Thank you very much. I will look into this. All very interesting. ❤❤❤ Trinity
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Tammy’s Answer

I took every criminal justice course that I could grab; however, I wished that I'd taken more accounting classes. I took the basic, required economics course but, after conducting criminal investigations, I wished that I'd know more about the financial forensics before I jumped into complex cases involving financial records. It would've saved a lot of headaches and head-scratching for me.
Thank you comment icon Interesting Tammy I will keep that in mind thank you very much. Trinity
Thank you comment icon Good Luck! Tammy Vericker
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