Admission Essay: Doctoral Program in Juvenile Justice

Admission Essay: Doctoral Program in Juvenile Justice

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It has long been my ambition to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of Juvenile Justice, a field with which I have had a great deal of experience in the last several years.  My interest in juvenile justice emerges from a dual career orientation as both a Houston, Texas, police officer and an educator working with students who have encountered difficulties with the law and who require educational services in a highly restrictive environment.  Recognizing that effective service to young individuals who have a record of dysfunctional behaviors that include delinquent actions, educational failure or risk, and other interpersonal emotional, behavioral and psychosocial problems requires a broad education, it is my goal to complete a Ph.D. program in the field of Juvenile Justice. (more…)

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