Mitzie L Forrest

Lecturer

Mitzie L Forrest
(910) 813-4689
Room #269, Academic Classroom Building (ACB)
MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours - Please email me at mitzie.forrest@mtsu.edu to make arrangements for a phone consultation or a live Zoom session.

Global Expertise

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      Areas of Global Specialization

        Degree Information

        • MS, Troy University (2018)
        • BS, Austin Peay State University (2009)
        • AS, Austin Peay State University (2008)

        Areas of Expertise

        Crime Analysis
        Intelligence Gathering & Analysis
        Law Enforcement Occupational Stressors

         

         

         

        Biography

        Degree Information

        • Ph.D.   Liberty University – ABD, with anticipated completion in Spring 2023
        • M.S.    Troy University
        • B.S.     Austin Peay State University
          • Major:  Criminal Justice
          • Concentration:  Homeland Security
          • Minor:  Psychology

        Biography

        Ms. Forrest is a native of Tennessee and her initial interest ...

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        Degree Information

        • Ph.D.   Liberty University – ABD, with anticipated completion in Spring 2023
        • M.S.    Troy University
        • B.S.     Austin Peay State University
          • Major:  Criminal Justice
          • Concentration:  Homeland Security
          • Minor:  Psychology

        Biography

        Ms. Forrest is a native of Tennessee and her initial interest in the field of criminal justice began when she became a post-911 flight crew member and trained just outside of Washington, DC.  From there, she became interested in the emergency response component of homeland security, as well as incident mitigation.  Over the last 18 years, she has served in the multiple roles of nationally registered and licensed EMT, crime and intelligence analyst, corrections officer, and armed LP Officer/Transit Officer for a municipality close to Ft. Campbell, KY. Ms. Forrest desires to relay the importance of competency in all areas of students’ general studies and how the basic elements of a liberal arts program are important to one’s chosen criminal justice discipline.  Full integration of a liberal arts education and its use in real world applications is very important to her, as is criminal justice workforce development, which she believes is critical to the future of criminal justice agencies everywhere.

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        Presentations

        Collaborative Online Artwork Presentation – Criminal Justice Interpretive
        March 2021
        The Prison Experiment by Morrie Camhi
        Virtual Presentation with Shannon Randol at the MTSU Baldwin Photographic Art Gallery

        Panel Discussion Moderator – Criminal Justice Solutions Online Conferences
        March 2021
        Women in Law Enforcement

        Panel Discussion Moderator – Criminal Justice Solutions Online Conferences
        February 2021
        Reforming or Def...

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        Collaborative Online Artwork Presentation – Criminal Justice Interpretive
        March 2021
        The Prison Experiment by Morrie Camhi
        Virtual Presentation with Shannon Randol at the MTSU Baldwin Photographic Art Gallery

        Panel Discussion Moderator – Criminal Justice Solutions Online Conferences
        March 2021
        Women in Law Enforcement

        Panel Discussion Moderator – Criminal Justice Solutions Online Conferences
        February 2021
        Reforming or Defunding the Police – What Does This Mean?

        WKRN ABC News Affiliate Local News Interview 2019 - Channel 2 Late Newscast – Reporter: Stassy Olmos
        Juvenile Crime Analysis
        What It Takes to Capture Teen Escapee – Criminal Social Networking

        Forrest, M. L., "Criminology and Psychopathology of Aileen Wuornos-America's Female Serial Killer," Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), Criminal Justice Program, Clarksville, TN, United States of America. (March 2020).

        Forrest, M. L., "Gangs Presentation," Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), KHS Criminal Justice Program, Clarksville, TN, United States of America. (February 2020).

        Forrest, M. L., "Innocence Project Presentation - Illinois Innocence Project," Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), Criminal Justice Program, Clarksville, TN, United States of America. (January 2020).

        Forrest, M. L., "MTSU Dual Enrollment Students - Corrections Presentation," Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), Dual Enrollment High School Class, Clarksville, TN, United States of America. (September 2019).

        Speaker Coordinator/Presenter & Technical Assistant for the Colonel’s Presentation (2015)
        COL Tracy Trott, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Commander
        Topic: What You Might Not Know About the THP

        Conference Speaker (2015)
        Accompanied by: SA Michael Knight, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
        Alabama Gang Investigators Association Annual Conference
        Topic: Gang Task Forces: Start at the Beginning

        Guest Speaker (2015)
        Accompanied by: SA Michael Knight, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
        Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club
        Topic: Mass Casualty Incidents: What It Means to Be Boston Strong

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        Awards

        2-17 Cavalry Squadron

        1SG & CDR’s Rear Detachment Delta Troop Volunteer Award (2011)

        Squadron Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation (2011)

        Family Readiness Group Leader Certificate of Training (2010)

        Family Readiness Group Point of Contact Certificate of Training (2010)

        Family Readiness Group Treasurer Certificate of Training (2010)

        2-17 CAV Certificate of Appreciation (2010)

        Family Readiness Group Trea...

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        2-17 Cavalry Squadron

        1SG & CDR’s Rear Detachment Delta Troop Volunteer Award (2011)

        Squadron Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation (2011)

        Family Readiness Group Leader Certificate of Training (2010)

        Family Readiness Group Point of Contact Certificate of Training (2010)

        Family Readiness Group Treasurer Certificate of Training (2010)

        2-17 CAV Certificate of Appreciation (2010)

        Family Readiness Group Treasurer Certificate of Training (2007)

         

        101 Combat Aviation Brigade

        101 CAB Certificate of Appreciation (2011)

        101 CAB Certificate of Appreciation (2007)

        101 CAB Certificate of Appreciation (2006)

         

        Air Assault Rappel Master Participation Certificates

        Air Assault Certificate (JUN 2006)

        Air Assault Certificate (JAN 2006)

         

        101st Airborne Division Certificates

        101st Airborne Division Eagle Service Award (2011)

        Ft. Campbell, KY Volunteer of the Year Finalist (2011)

        101st Airborne Division Citation – MG Francis Wiercinski (2010)

        Ft. Campbell Army Volunteer Corps Bronze Award:  100+ hours of service (2010)

         

        101st Airborne Division Military Challenge Coin Awards

        Task Force Saber Coin for Combat Excellence, Out Front!  OEF 2010-2011 (2011)

        Family Readiness Group Command Team for Excellence OEF 2010-2011 (2011)

        Air Assault School – Pathfinder PDT, Pre-Ranger, Rappel Master, Air Assault!  (2006)

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        Research / Scholarly Activity

        Dissertation Topic:  Law enforcement officer perceptions of the effects of movements, such as Defund the Police, have had on recruitment, retention, morale, and occupational stress.

        Courses

        CJA 1100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration

        CJA 2100 - Criminal Theory

        CJA 2200 - Prevention and Control of Crime

        CJA 2600 - Corrections

        CJA 3130 - Victimology

        CJA 3200 - Research Methods with Computer Technology

        CJA 3220 - Ethics in Criminal Justice

        CJA 3411 - Intelligence Analysis

        CJA 3700 - Women, Crime, and Justice Administration

        CJA 3750 - Terrorism and Criminal Justice

        CJA 3900 - Organized Cri...

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        CJA 1100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration

        CJA 2100 - Criminal Theory

        CJA 2200 - Prevention and Control of Crime

        CJA 2600 - Corrections

        CJA 3130 - Victimology

        CJA 3200 - Research Methods with Computer Technology

        CJA 3220 - Ethics in Criminal Justice

        CJA 3411 - Intelligence Analysis

        CJA 3700 - Women, Crime, and Justice Administration

        CJA 3750 - Terrorism and Criminal Justice

        CJA 3900 - Organized Crime

        CJA 3911 - Introduction to Homeland Security

        CJA 4220 - Community Relations and Critical Issues

        CJA 4800 - Crime in America: An Assessment

        CJA 4850 - Private and Industrial Security

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