There is a lot to learn when you begin studying criminal justice. There are various theories, a large number of case studies, and a seemingly infinite number of research articles. Moreover, the theories and approaches evolve over time; that is, what was being used in the field yesterday may not be used in the field tomorrow. The best way to get started is with foundations: the critical, fundamental basis and principles used in criminal justice.
In at least 250-words, explain at least three insights you’ve gained in this foundational week of criminal theories and practice. Some example questions you could answer are:
- What is the most exciting piece of new information you have learned in this first week?
- What information has surprised or shocked you?
- How have early approaches to criminology changed in modern times?
- What is something you didn’t understand in this week and what information do you need to help your understanding?
- What are you excited to learn more about?
- How do you think criminology will evolve in the future?