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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Private Investigator vs. Police Detective: Making the Case

The case of private investigator versus police detective can be a tricky one. That’s why we gathered all of the facts to brief you on the differences between these two criminal justice careers. Examine the evidence for yourself and determine which career is right for you.

Police Wives Share Their Advice on How to Live with the Law

Not only are you concerned for your husband’s safety, but you aren’t quite sure what to expect as a police wife. How can you cope with the stress you're feeling about your husband's high-risk job? We connected with the wives of first responders who were once in your shoes to get their advice.

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.

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