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Student Spotlights

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Dwight Brugh

Meet Dwight

Q: Why did you choose Criminology?

A: My life-long goal has been to pursue community justice through a career in law enforcement.

Q: Can you describe how being so connected to the city of Chicago has had a positive impact on your learning experiences as a Criminology student?

A: DePaul reflects the diverse communities that make up Chicago. As a Criminology student at DePaul, I have a unique opportunity to learn about justice issues in an environment that brings perspectives from, and respect for, all of these communities.

Q: How has the program or faculty helped in your academic area?

A: The faculty and students in the program have been extremely open and accepting of new ideas, and of anyone who shows interest in the field of Criminology. The faculty is accessible, and I meet with professors regularly for discussion.

Q: In your opinion, why should a prospective student seriously consider enrolling in Criminology?

A: Everyone in the program values collaboration and change. We push one another to question more and learn as much as we can. In this kind of environment, you can prepare yourself to succeed in a variety of professions.


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Jalil Vasquez

Meet Jalil

Q: Why did you choose Criminology?​
A: I switched my majors twice before deciding to pursue a degree in Criminology. The summer of 2016 was when i wanted to go into a law profession, and so, I thought, why not get a degree that will direclty prepare me for this career path.

Q: Can you describe how being so connected to the city of Chicago has had a positive impact on your learning experiences as a Criminology student?
A: This city is full of opportunity to use what you in learn class and apply it to the real world. Chicago is rich in history when it comes to people engaging in criminality, and one can really learn of what could be done about it.

Q: How has the program or faculty helped you in your academic career?
A: Dr. Perez has been the main driver for this program, and is very enthusiastic about Criminology. He is constanstly seeking for the growth of the Criminology department within the unviersity, and is always seeking new students to join the program. Professor Monroe has been a good asset as well, and is well-versed in Criminology. I am thankful he decided to come teach far away from home, especially since the program is still in its infancy years.

Q: In your opinion, why should a prospective student seriosuly consider enrolling in Criminology?
A: I would just say to take the leap and just go for it, especially if your are someone who wants to enter law enforcement