Amy Sharp

Amy Sharp

Biography

I am currently a junior at Liberty University working on completing my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice: Strategic Intelligence with a minor in Psychology. I hope to one day spend my life working on catching criminals, and study how to prevent future crime. I spend my spare time at home with my daughter Arabelle and my husband Colton. We spend lots of our time cooking, hiking, and going on long walks as a family. I have always enjoyed writing in journals or through a personal blog and am excited to combine my hobby with my life-long passion in making the world a better and safer place for the next generation to grow up in.

Thoughts

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream” -Martin Luther King Jr.

In the times that we live in, often people fight the justice system because they believe they are defending our rights. What needs to change is the public and the justice system working together to defend and preserve the existing rights while bringing justice to those that threaten them. I believe this process starts with becoming educated and aware, and the IYc is a great resource. It is such an honor to write with so many other great people, bring light to many things happening in our world today, and hopefully bring truth to those that need it.

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Grace and Mercy

I constantly get asked the question, “You are majoring in criminal justice? What do you want to do with that?” I always laugh because everybody’s first thought is policeman, or FBI. In fact, that was my first thought when I chose my major. What so many people do not understand is that there are so […]

Amy Sharp | December 4, 2018

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Bullying

Recently in my Juvenile Justice course I was assigned to write a research paper regarding any topic within the realm of juvenile justice. The topic that I chose was bullying within high schools. What started as a simple assignment turned into an obsession over something that more people need to pay attention to. According to […]

Amy Sharp | December 4, 2018

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The Bill of Rights- Part 2

The first five amendments of the Bill of Rights can be considered the more “general” rights that are granted to any American citizen. Those rights are always in effect except in the case of incarceration. The latter five amendments grant rights to those accused of a crime. (is this what you meant?)   Everyone has […]

Amy Sharp | October 25, 2018

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The Bill of Rights Explained Part: 1

  It is hard with the grand disagreement between liberals and conservatives to see the neutralism and grand benefits of the American government and justice system. In 1607, when America was colonized, those that left their homes needed true freedom. Many mistake the definition of freedom with “the right to do anything you want” while […]

Amy Sharp | October 17, 2018

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Preventing Abuse Before the Cycle Repeats

According to the World Health Organization, a quarter of all adults report having been physically abused as children. One in five women and one in 13 men report having been sexually abused as a child. These two statistics apply to the world. Out of seven billion people in the world, a quarter of them report […]

Amy Sharp | September 30, 2018

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“In Loco Parentis”

A common question that I get regarding parenting within the criminal justice system is “What are you going to do when/if she gets in trouble with the law?” Every single parent struggles with the thought of how they would react if their child were caught up in something illegal. It is every parent’s first instinct […]

Amy Sharp | September 18, 2018

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The System Through the Eyes of Experience

In today’s society there is a great understatement of how the criminal justice system works, and what goes on behind the scenes. We live in a generation that relies on social media and the mainstream news to give us all of the facts on what is happening around the globe, and yet that is very […]

Amy Sharp | September 6, 2018

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Advocating and Supporting Those in Blue

  At the age of nine, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a detective that solved crimes and made the world a better place. Now, as a 20-year-old criminal justice student, I have a much clearer idea of what this profession entails, and how I […]

Amy Sharp | August 18, 2018