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Stephen Choi

Stephen Choi
Instructor - Administration of Justice 
Business, Behavioral & Social Science 
Center for Advanced Technology 103 


I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I moved to the Central Valley when I was 19-years-old and I now call Stockton my home.  I graduated law school and my undergraduate degree is in Psychology. I am an extra-help sergeant for a small Central Valley police department and I teach at the Merced College Police Academy.  Here are some interesting tidbits about my family.

My grandfather left Korea in 1903 to work as a sugar cane field-hand in Hawaii.  My grandmother was a mail order bride, sent by steam ship, where she met my grandfather, married him, and had two boys and seven girls. My father was born on the sugar cane plantation workers' quarters.  He was working/living in Honolulu when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.  When he came to California he worked as a tractor/trailer mechanic until he retired.

My mom was born and raised on the Osage Indian Reservation in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. She enlisted in the Navy and then the Air Force and served during the Korean War, while stationed at Adak island, as a Lt. nurse.

My dad barely graduated high school but he told me an education was important, so important, that it could never be taken away from me.  In my immediate family, I am the first one to graduate college with a four-year degree.  I owe everything I have because of the sacrifices my parents' made in their lives for our family.  Thank you mom and dad. I miss you.

Web Sites

  • American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon  -  The purpose of ACJA/LAE is to promote and enhance the members' knowledge of the criminal justice field by providing educational activities and networking opportunities.
  • Modesto Junior College - Administration of Justice Club  -  The goals of the Administration of Justice Club at Modesto Junior College are to create leaders in the Administration of Justice field, broaden the horizons of MJC Administration of Justice students, and to support and supplement the Administration of Justice program at MJC. The goals of the club will be met through regular meetings, independent training and instruction, the hosting of guest speakers from the industry, field trips, fund raisers, community service events and other methods as they are developed. Members must be currently in an Administration of Justice course or prospective Administration of Justice majors.
  • Law enforcement jobs at Department of Homeland Security  -  Careers in the Federal Protective Service
  • California Peace Officer Standards and Training  -  Link to law enforcement agencies hiring in the state.
  • FBI Handbook of Forensic Services  -  The Handbook of Forensic Services provides guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting, preserving, packaging, and shipping evidence and describes the forensic examinations performed by the FBI’s Laboratory Division.

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