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Point UniversityButch Beach, DPA

Professor of Criminal Justice

Department: Counseling and Human Services
Email: forrest.beach@point.edu
Office Hours: 7:30 am -3:30pm—— MWF
Office Location West Point Room 231
Office Phone(706)385-1212

Degrees earned and Universities:
Doctor of Public Administration-Valdosta State University
Master of Public Administration – Columbus State University
Master of Criminal Justice-Troy University
Bachelor of Criminal Justice-Troy University

Courses Taught: Introduction to Criminal Justice;
Introduction to Criminology
Constitutional Law
Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Police Administration
Criminal Investigation
Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice

Where are you from?
Columbus, Georgia

What brought you to Point University? Short answer is
God brought me here. The longer answer is that it was time for me to retire and Point had a new Criminal Justice program and teaching at a Christian University was very attractive to me.

What are some of your hobbies?
Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Reading

What advice would you give to new students?
The greatest advice is, of course, to stay close to Jesus. Second to that is to develop their time management skills and study habits.

What are your research interests?
Ethical decision making in Criminal Justice, Use of Force, and Criminal Procedure