My Passion for Criminal Justice

Scholarship Entrant: Shelby from 2225 Pajarito Rd. SW, New Mexico
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Shelby: 27

Imagine that someone close to you, someone you love becomes a victim of homicide. Imagine the pain, the anger, and the sorrow; and then imagine the frustration of not knowing who did it and why. Where I’m from, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, there is about 80 unsolved homicide cases, some dating all the way back to the 1970’s. Criminal investigators dedicate their lives to solving crimes and catching criminals. Criminal investigation is what I love.
After watching my first CSI episode when I was just ten years old, I was hooked. I’ve seen almost every single episode; I still watch it to this day. Solving crimes and catching criminals is how I want to spend the rest of my life. I live close to where at least five girls were discovered buried in the mesa. Nobody has any idea who could have murdered these girls. I drive by the site everyday and see flowers and pictures and every day I wish that the murderer was caught. I can’t imagine what the families of these young women go through every day.
My sole purpose for wanting to be a criminal investigator is to help the families, to give them closure. In order to achieve this dream, I will graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in November of 2016. I will get experience in the field by applying for internships. This is my dream, it is my passion and I will not give up until I have reached it.

Vote for Shelby: 27

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