I am a Criminal Justice instructor, and I would like to tell you about my education, relevant work experience, and teaching philosophy. My education includes a master's degree in forensic science from National University in San Diego, CA, and a bachelor's degree in microbiology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. For eleven (11) years I was a full time, sworn law enforcement officer in North Carolina. My assignments were in Patrol, Crime Prevention/Community Services, a... [more]
This category includes: Forensic Science, Criminal Law, Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Security Management, Civil Liability, and Ethics. I have taught all of these subjects at the college level. In addition, I have eleven (11) years as a police officer applying these subjects to actual situations. This is important, because the 'real world' is not as neat and tidy as what appears in a textbook. For example, it is easy to learn when and how to stop and frisk someone 'by the book'. However, the situations encountered by officers on the street rarely fit the textbook examples. Each case presents a unique set of circumstances. My experience dealing with these situations lets me bring a different perspective on the material that can enrich and clarify the efforts of the course instructor.