Hello, I am Michael Reid and I am your Instructor.
I have an "Educational Philosophy" that will provide students with an opportunity to succeed in their personal , educational, and professional life. My goal is to assist you in learning how to make better decisions. This is accomplished by providing students' with the learning tools they need in order to be successful. It is giving students' real life examples of criminal justice professionals who have made poor decisions that ruined their opportunity for success in this field.
Students' need to understand that good decisions are required to be successful in a criminal justice career. Students have to view a criminal justice career, as a 24-hour, 7- day-a-week obligation. So, why not have students start right now, with giving them those essential tools which are required for educational, professional and personal success.
My goal is also to provide students with the understanding of how those tools acquired in the classroom, can assist them in making good educational decisions in pursuit of their educational goals. Providing students with clear examples of what they need to understand, so they can start developing good ethical and personal standards of conduct when attending classes, submitting papers, and taking tests. I believe the way to develop their future is to develop good humanistic traits now, and make that a show case in the classroom that will transfer to their career. So start right now!
Students looking to enter a criminal justice career, need to understand tools that are required of them in this professional career. If it is a job they are applying for, or if it is taking a test for an entrance in the another career, or it is working in the field of criminal justice as a cadet, or police aid. I have this hands-on approach that I use and it will engage students with pro-active participation in class, and foster a collaborative learning environment with groups to become successful in their personal, educational and professional life.
I have working memories of ethical conduct as a Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and while managing different divisions in the police department. I frequently saw reasons why persons interested in criminal justice were not hired for the career they studied for. I equally saw reasons why criminal justice professionals were terminated from their respective positions. I bring this unique perspective of these standards of ethical conduct required for a criminal justice career.
So, I am committed to providing students with examples of situations and those standards of conduct required to maintain a position in the field of criminal justice. Then, I bring it to the classroom. Developing in the classroom standards of conduct equal to or greater than what is expected in a career in criminal justice.
This is my biography, and I am committed to what you have just read.