They really intrigued me as to why so many people rioted. I was fascinated to what extent the newspapers and Psychologists would try to analyse and explain the reasons for such clearly aggressive criminal actions.
During one of my psychology projects at A level into the nature nurture debate I came across an article in the psychological review which I found particular interesting by John Griffin. By doing this independent research project, I will be more prepared for university study, because I will have had the practice and experience to independently research, manage my time effectively and develop my writing skills, which will benefit me when completing assignments.
Furthermore thanks to my upbringing, I speak four languages which I believe is advantageous as I can communicate and associate with those of many different races.
The course also highlighted the need to understand the social and psychological causes of crimes and has inspired me to undertake a great deal of additional reading outside of my studies.
In the summer holidays, I completed two online courses on a website called Alison on memory and cognition and biology and behaviour in psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit and staying active by going to the gym.
Align your structure in line with successful candidates. My time spent with the solicitors and barristers also gave me a healthy insight into the working world, particularly the criminal justice service. Submitted by: Anonymous.
As a dedicated and capable student, with a passion for the potential of the criminal justice system to contribute to a fairer, safer society, I have the skills, and equally importantly, the drive to perform to a high standard throughout my undergraduate study and into a successful career in a related field.
Having worked diligently to gain a strong grounding in the field of Criminology, both through my studies and in my spare time, I believe that I am now ready to make the transition into to higher education and undergraduate study. Remember, psychology is a science, with a focus on research methods — designing studies and analysing data.
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