School of Justice Studies Blog

Written by Rasmussen College - School of Justice Studies instructors and students, the justice studies blog shares criminal justice articles and infographics about career and educational paths in law enforcement, paralegal studies, and health services.

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What is Human Services? Experts Explain Their Field

Perhaps friends or family have referred you to this field because of your altruistic personality. The idea intrigues you, but you still want to know: What is human services, anyway? We gathered some expert insight to answer that very question. Keep reading to learn more about this rewarding career field and find out if it’s the right fit for you.

How to Become a Police Detective: The 5-Step Guide

As you’ll find out in your job search, every police department does things a little differently due to size, jurisdiction and regulatory environment. There’s really no one-size-fits all when it comes to becoming a police detective, but these steps are the ones you’ll most likely encounter.

10 Police Wife Blogs to Help You Support Your Spouse & Yourself

Police wife blogs have become great resources for connecting these women across the country and providing the support they need to support their men in uniform. Use this list to connect with others, learn more about the life of a law enforcement spouse or to simply boost your spirits in the difficult times.

I Want to be a Paralegal ... Now What?

You're intrigued by the idea of becoming a paralegal but you're not quite sure what all that entails. We laid out the basics to give you a broad overview so you can decide if you have what it takes to pursue this profession.

18 Law Enforcement Blogs to Keep Police Officers Up to Date

With so many sources of content out there, it can be challenging to sort through the nonsense to determine what’s worth reading. That’s why we identified a list of the best and brightest law enforcement blogs to keep you safe, informed and even entertained.

Deputy Warden Returns to School to Advance His Criminal Justice Career

It’s never too late to brush up on leadership skills and tactics to help you advance your career, says Paul Snyder, recent graduate of the Rasmussen College Human Resources and Organizational Leadership program in Topeka, Kansas. In fact, Snyder believes attending college after a successful career is the perfect time.

10 Tips on How to Avoid Social Work Burnout

Social work burnout is a real concept, but don’t let it to steer you away from pursuing a career in this field. The key is knowing what causes it and how you can combat it. We spoke with social work pros to get their expert advice on how to avoid social work burnout.

Human Services vs. Social Work vs. Psychology: Which Degree is Right for Me?

There are important distinctions to make between the three degree fields. This guide will provide you important information from the U.S. Department of Labor to help you determine the best option for you. Take a closer look at the most common jobs associated with each degree and picture yourself in these positions.

Positive Police Stories That Will Change Your Mind About Law Enforcement

You thought a career in law enforcement would be perfect, but the recent run of bad news for police officers has you reconsidering. Despite some recent negative media coverage, police officers go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. These eight stories might make you see officers in a different light.

Why Become a Police Officer? 5 Reasons You Can't Ignore

Why become a police officer? It’s a great choice for anyone seeking a satisfactory salary, respect in their community and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Learn about some of the appealing aspects of becoming a police officer.

6 Social Work Skills That Come Naturally to Moms

You may have played with the idea of getting into a career that allows you to serve others, but the thought of what it will take to get there is still daunting. Before you throw out the idea, take a moment to read about the social work skills you’ve already mastered as a parent.

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