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Sociology is everywhere. Sociology is unearthing problems in society. It is understanding how the world works. This subject has helped me to understand the society in which I live; as well as a deeper comprehension of people's personalities as well as my own...
I am interested in studying Criminology for the mere purpose of wanting to fulfil a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of crime and exploring how crime affects our society. The workings of the human mind intrigue me...
Sociology first captivated my attention due to the amount of crime being broadcast in our mass media from amplifying deviance. Sociology describes how society shapes behaviour collectively yet we define ourselves as individuals...
People should be aware of the law and the consequences for those prepared to break it, however, the law is still broken. I find reasons for this very interesting. Originally, I believed them to purely cognitive; but after further research from my readings and attending conferences, I quickly found that this was not the case...
In October of 1993 I came across a recruitment advert in my local newspaper describing the role of the 'Special Constable' and by the time I had finished reading, I was eager to apply. The following February I was sworn in at my local Magistrates Court and that is where my interest in the subjects that I am now applying to study at University first began, trying to understand what influences and motivates people's behaviour in favour of crime and witnessing first hand the effects that this behaviour has on our society...
I have always enjoyed the study of criminals and how factors in society affect levels of crime. Studying social history in history, particularly which of the reform period in Victorian times intrigued me into studying further how social policy with regards affects how we live...
From a young age, I have been fascinated by law and was thrilled at the possibility of studying it at A-Level. In August 2007, I was able to spend two weeks working at Neves Solicitors in Luton. Most of my time was spent in the Conveyancing department, where Andrew Orriss, a partner in the firm, taught me how to draw up commercial leases and business contracts, and about buying, selling and renting residential properties...
I would say that from an early age I have been interested in psychology but that would be a lie. I first became interested in Psychology at about ten, when brother got in to trouble and many other disruptions happened in my family...
I have often thought myself to be a lucky individual: My Grandfather was a detective in the Lancashire constabulary many years ago, and when I was a child I was often graced with countless stories from his crime fighting days...
Thinking about humanity nowadays and people's preoccupations made me realize the huge impact that crimes and criminal justice have on their decisions and the way they receive and react at the details and information about a crime...
For a number of years I have had more than a passing interest in Criminology, Psychology and Sociology; in particular Criminal Psychology, Neuropsychology, the nature versus nurture debate and the Criminal Justice System...
Since I remember, I have always been interested in politics. I was born in Poland and my country's political situation had very big influence on lifes of its citizen. That might be one of the reasons why politics was always around me...
I have chosen to study Criminology and Criminal Justice primarily because I have long held a desire to gain a better understanding of not only the drivers behind criminal activities but also of the workings of society which lead to the criminalisation of these activities...
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it." (Oscar Wilde) The role temptation plays within the context of the criminal psyche, is a matter which compels my inquisitive and analytical mind to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding...
From the age of 7 all i ever use to do was walk round the streets of where i lived thinking i owned the place. This would be from hanging around in groups with 'mates' being mischievous, getting up to no good and following the wrong crowd of people...
The golden question seems to be why human beings behave the way that they do – a simple question yet a question that millions have failed to answer. Before taking Psychology as an A level, naivety allowed me to believe that the answer to this question was seemingly transparent...
My interest for criminology was triggered by my reading a book by Agatha Christie. “Ten Little Indians” was the first book I had ever read by her, but it was also the spark I needed to go deeper into this subject of criminology...
Do you never think about what your purpose in life is? Being of a British African background the statistics don't always paint a rosy picture. They display a high level of educational underachievement and criminality...
Do you ever think about what your purpose in life is? Being of a British African background the statistics don't always paint a rosy picture. They display a high level of educational underachievement and criminality...
Society plays a vital part in our lives, providing the norms and values we follow throughout our daily routine. Sociology helps us understand the aspects of society from the seemingly insignificant to those of greatest importance...
From a very young age i’ve been interested in computers. I can remember how exciting it was to unbox our 1st computer in 97, as young as i was and as much as I knew nothing about computers I was able to assemble it in correct order...
One of my earliest memories, is picking up a book and staring at the printed words on its fresh, crisp pages. I was stood in the middle of a bookshop, in my home town with my mother and I knew, from that time, that I would love to read...
“I think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers,” said Thomas Watson chairman of IBM in 1943. How very wrong he was! I have been brought up in a vastly growing digital age, where my interest has expanded with it...
In my life, I have dreamed of doing many things and becoming many different people. As a child, I wanted to be anything and everything. When I got a little older, I got a little more confused; certainly, I wanted to do something- I had an eye for art, a love of words and a strong sense of justice, but I never knew what to do with those things or how to juggle them...
What makes people commit heinous crimes? Are criminals a product of their environment and upbringing or are criminals biologically pre disposed to behave the way they do? These are questions regularly asked in society, but I would like to dig much deeper...
Growing up, I was always captivated by stories. I would spend hours on end, consuming the stories of other people and learning how their pasts affected their present lives. I would read books such as 'Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War' and ‘A Plague of Murder’...
'The lawyer's greatest weapon is clarity and its whetstone is succinctness.' - Judge Prettyman. From an early age, I realised the importance of written and spoken word and how harnessing this ability could grant its wielder power in everyday verbal interaction to presenting oneself to prestigious universities for further acquisition of valuable knowledge to making a contribution to the society...

I have always been interested in the human mind. I have always wanted to know how it works, what triggers a certain behaviour, how people think and why do they do the things they do. What always struck me most about the human mind, was its complexity...

As a child that's grown up in a generation of rising media and social networking I have been constantly bombarded with news reports of horrific crimes, mysterious disappearances and underlying criminal issues within society that have taken place over countless centuries, and appear to shape our culture...
Much of what we see in the media today is about crime, whether it’s reports of terrorism in the news or on TV shows which are about catching criminals, either way, we hear about it every day. I’ve always had a fascination about how crimes are solved and investigated; I’ve been watching documentaries on crimes for years, “When Girls Kill” and “The Cheshire Murders” are among the many that interest me...
We know so much about human anatomy and yet despite Psychology being experimented since 1879, when it comes to the brain, there are so many aspects that are yet to be understood or even determined. Even when it comes to treating a patient there is no set method, it is often many mixed approaches that are required to get it right for each individual...
Criminology, as an increasingly popular topic, began to interest me throughout high school during my studies in history. How crimes were perceived and treated in the past, predominantly during the Elizabethan era, truly grasped my interest...