To the Admissions Officer,
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
RE: Application for Early Decision at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
My school friends feel shocked when they learn what books I enjoy reading. Thorough analysis of the topics, concerned in these books is the psychology of criminal behavior. During the trips around the country I learn how to detect deception, study criminal minds and lots of other topics related to Psychology and Criminology.
I like interacting with other kids during whenever I have free time. I do this often as I believe kids can be highly instrumental in helping psychologists understand how human cognitive system develops as they age gradually. Every time a criminal event is mentioned in the periodicals I analyze the occurrence using the most sophisticated approaches. I always spend enough time to analyze the psychological background of every step that the criminals could have done. Some time ago I happened to learn about a case of a child who killed another child. I was impressed to see the elegantly dressed psychiatrist talking to the child who committed the murder softly as if she had not done anything (National Association for College Admission Counseling 2001). This event caused my interest in dealing with similar issues of abnormality that cause crime in the nowaday society develop increasingly. As the time passed, I realized that the mental state of an individual during the time of the commitment of a crime is extremely beneficial during the evaluation of the person’s guilt. The particular child had been suffering from a serious trauma, as she had once observed her elder sister being gang raped and killed. The psychiatrist discovered that the child could not be held criminally liable for the homicide since she was not at the right state of mind. This developed my interest in criminal psychology, and it is the field I would passionately like to study at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
- National Association for College Admission Counseling (2001, October 3). Definitions of Admission decision options in higher education. Retrieved from http://www.nacac.com/downloads/policy_admission_options.pdf