Criminal Justice

Success Stories

  • Criminal Justice success stories
  • Criminal Justice success stories
  • Criminal Justice success stories
  • Criminal Justice success stories

MxCC Criminal Justice Program:

Are you motivated and you enjoy working with others?

Are your critical thinking and problem solving skills are an asset?

Do you want to put your hard work into a career that makes a difference in people’s lives?

Then utilize your skills and your passion in career that’s exciting, rewarding and fulfilling – a career in criminal justice!

A Career in Criminal Justice:

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 Tips for Success: 

The faculty in the criminal justice program want to see all of our students be successful, both in the classroom and in their criminal justice careers. As such, each of us had provided a list of our “Top Three Tips” for success.

Michael Custer:

  1.   Read the assigned chapter prior to class. Be sure to highlight key terms and concepts you feel are important.
  2. Attend class. Ask questions and take notes.
  3. Prior to an exam, go over the highlighted terms and concepts in the assigned chapters and thoroughly review your class notes.

Nicholas Boulter:

  1. Particpatein class as early in the semester as possible.
  2. Share your thoughts and question with classmates and the instructor.
  3. Seek resources to assistyou in your success.

Lisa D’Angelo:

  1. Ask questions.  Do not be afraid to ask your instructors questions, we want you to have a clear understanding of the materials.
  2. Listen to others.  In order to get the most out of class, listen to the opinions and comments made by your classmates during class.These comments and discussions may change the way you see things.
  3. Pay attention to current events.  A lot of what we go over and discuss in class relates to current events,

it is much easier to absorb information when you can relate them to real life.

Alaric Fox:

  1. Read the Assigned Material in Advance of Class: In-class discussion of course material should be your second (not your first) exposure to assignments.
  2. Participate in Class: Ask questions. Get involved. Do not expect the material to seep into your brain through osmosis.
  3. Meet Assigned Deadlines: Missing deadlines, and suffering lower grades as a result of doing so, is the equivalent of “leaving points on the table,” especially when due dates are provided at the beginning of the semester

Rebecca Rist-Brown:

  1. Learn how you learn: It is imperative that students become familiar with how they learn and the techniques that will help them retain information.
  2. Communicate: Students need to ask questions and communicate when they need clarification. An instructor cannot help a student if they are not aware that there is a problem. There will also be times in which “Life Happens.”These are external factors that may impact a student’s academic success, such a death of family member, military deployment, etc. Most instructors are willing to work with students in these situations, provided the student communicates with the instructor.
  3. Expectation: Read each course syllabicarefully and understand exactly what is expect in each course. Also, read the directions for each assignments carefully and create a master calendar of due dates for all of your college courses.

Criminal Justice Club

Students in the Criminal Justice Club share a common interest Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. They achieve their objective by embracing community and participating in interesting training and lectures.

Do you like to help people? Is Law Enforcement something that you enjoy? Would you like to build your resume?


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REBECCA Rist-Brown

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice & Criminology Studies
Phone: 860-343-5849
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 508
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