Tech Goes Home Internship Analysis

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An internship is tremendously beneficial to applying the acquired classroom knowledge to the hands-on experience. During a student’s junior or senior year in undergraduate studies of criminal justice at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, one can pursue an internship within the field. The criminal justice profession contains several career options including law enforcement, corrections, forensic science, homeland security, private security, academia, and legal services. Within the correction subfield a common method use is the reintegrated philosophy, which focuses on rebuilding social ties between the offenders and the community, restoring family ties, as well as obtaining education and employment.
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With the assistance of volunteers, interns and staff enjoyable classes such as, knitting, yoga, cooking, Bible studies and even a computer class called Tech Goes Home are offered to add to their lifestyle skills. During the internship, the Tech Goes Home course was offered twice, and allowed the interns to help teach the women. Tech Goes Home is an organization that helps individuals within the community to gain skills for success for the 21st century technology through providing a Chrome Book for the fee of fifty dollars. The course teaches the women how to find a job online, how to browse the web, and how to use all the Google …show more content…
A theory identified at the agency is social structure, which is used to emphasize conflict through sociology and crime. Social structure at the macro level in criminal justice focuses on the socioeconomic stratification, while on the micro scale highlights how norms shape the behaviors of the individuals in the social system. With any sort of client conflict, the social structure theory is applied to understand why the client behaved in such a way. Another theory identified is the rational choice theory, which the offender measures the risks and benefits in the decision to commit the crime through economic terms without truly considering any other factors like time, place, and possible punishment. To explain a real example at the agency some of the following facts have been altered to protect the clients involved for ethically purposes. Client A made the rational decision to steal another client’s several boxes of pop-tarts, then proceeded to give them out to other clients to hide that the crime. Client A did not consider the end results, but only the benefits of the risk. Since client A broke the policy at the agency, there was a write up given and the pop-tarts were returned to the original

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