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Brittany Hood, Assistant Professor

Brittany Hood

Assistant Professor

"The Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program covers a variety of timely and historical topics, including theoretical explanations that are applicable for a career in the field of criminal justice."


Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Indiana University, 2020
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice and Public Safety – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2015
  • B.S. in Psychology – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2013

In which online degree program(s) do you teach?

Criminal Justice.

What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?

Students in my courses should learn to think critically as well as improve their writing skills.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching to bring non-traditional examples into courses that students traditionally don't see value in, such as research methods and statistics.

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

If you go into the program with an idea of what you want out of it and the particular area in which you want to work, you should choose paper topics that will allow you to improve your skills and advance your knowledge.

How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of the field?

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice online program covers a variety of timely and historical topics, including theoretical explanations that are applicable for a career in the field of criminal justice.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I brew craft beer.

What is the value of this degree?

I think students are the ones who place value in their degrees and experiences. Outside of that, this program will provide explanations and insight into contemporary problems and possible solutions to issues that plague the criminal justice system.

What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?

In this program, most of my students will be assigned papers to examine a topic that is relevant to their interests in the criminal justice system.

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