Science and Working As a Criminal Justice Specialist
As a kid growing up, I had always loved science as well as watching crime dramas on television. I guess this is what steered me towards the career path that I chose to pursue in college. Science and Criminal Justice are exciting professions. The few who get to practice them are very lucky. Therefore, to me I have always felt like they’re great responsibilities.
The risk involved when you graduate and work with the relevant law enforcement agencies is great. You remember that this is exactly what you love. I would rather spend a day at my job, than a lifetime making millions doing something that I didn’t like. I graduated top of my class, and I knew that the world was out there waiting for me. But I was not expecting a call from one of the biggest law enforcement agencies around the globe.
It was not just an honor for me to be given such an opportunity
I felt it was a national duty that I also had to live up to. I went for an interview and passed well. Furthermore, I did not have to do much as they had made up their minds about me. They do not just hire anyone from the streets. You have to be one of the best to get in. Apparently, I fit that description. Working with this agency has taught me a lot. You do not want to know the kind of training I had to do first before I could get back to the office.
I went through a rigorous six-month field training. I do not have to tell you is the most gruesome. We had to go through a lot. There were nearly a hundred recruits from all over the country. They all were trying to win and cement our place in this agency. Although about 60 quit the training. Since the rest of us that remained. We saw it through must be the happiest lot. In addition, our parents coming to see us on our graduation day was something else.
We looked beat
My mother was telling me that I should quit and get a job somewhere else. She knows that I have always been a science student who would never let any problem go unresolved. Also, I would spend ours on something I did not understand until I figured it out. After graduation, we were posted to different offices in the country. Although the salary for someone with a degree in science and criminal justice in this agency is not that attractive. As a result, it can also get you by just fine and still have enough left to save.
I, however, did not join this for the money. To see the proper way of justice and bringing criminals to book implemented. I wanted to see the change that I had always advocated for. Where the rich and the poor can be punished by law regardless of how mighty they are. A lot of politicians, in the past decade especially had gotten off quite easily, and this had to be corrected.
There are a lot of criminals out there that are roaming free
Our work is to bring these people to book, since they can answer for the crimes that they have committed. It’s not an easy job. Sometimes we have to take considerable risks to bring certain people to justice. But it is something that has to be done, and someone has to do it. If you look at the top ten most wanted criminals, you will find that these people are just ordinary looking guys. But they have done crimes that should see them spend considerable time in jail.
We do not only see jail as the only way a criminal should be punished. As there are those that do crimes not out of their will. Acting on the effects of drugs or just sick mentally. We also come up with better ways to deal with such people due to being helped and be rehabilitated. The fact is that science and criminal justice is not one of the most lucrative career choices out there. It sure is very interesting. Once you get the hang of it, you wouldn’t want to let go.