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.
We take a look back at the most popular blog posts from 2014. What have you been missing?
The Rasmussen College criminal justice program is chock full of fascinating courses that will provide you the knowledge and hands-on training needed to succeed in law enforcement. Here's a sneak peek into five of the courses you can expect.
No matter where you fall on the spectrum of criminal justice jobs, if you want to work in a courthouse, there's a spot for you. We highlighted the most prominent positions and provided a bit of additional information about each one.
If you're stumped on what to buy that special police officer in your life this holiday season, look no further! We compiled a list of 10 ideas any cop would love to unwrap. And don't worry-we went beyond guns and knives, mostly.
Part of being a well-equipped officer is maintaining peak physical condition. Police departments across the country conduct fitness testing when training and hiring officers. However, it's up to you to keep in shape. Check out this example of a police officer workout routine!
From addiction counselors to mental health case workers, there are a wide variety of jobs that fall under the umbrella of social work. These jobs all require patience and strong people skills, but the demand for these jobs varies by state. We used real-time job analysis software from Burning-Glass.com to create this interactive map illustrating the most common social work job titles in each state.
On most occasions, reading up on pension plans and retirement planning would probably put you to sleep. But there's a good reason to get excited if you're getting started in law enforcement. Changes to Minnesota's public employee pension plan have resulted in a substantial increase in retirements-which could open the door for a wave of new officers and promotions.
Every career comes with some surprises on the job. But we enlisted some social work pros to give you the inside scoop on what to expect when you enter the field. You'll see what it's really like being a social worker.
Social media sites have become an invaluable tool for police departments to solve crimes. Learn about the new ways social media and law enforcement go hand-in-hand in crime-solving and investigating.
Following industry blogs are a great source of education, conversation and motivation for paralegal hopefuls. We identified 14 of the top paralegal blogs that you can't afford to miss in 2014!
You've always had a passion for helping people, which is why making the choice to become a social worker was an easy one. But what's next? We have the answers to all of your questions about getting started in this career field.
Twin Cities criminal justice student Anthony Kapets never thought he'd go to college. In fact, he says the idea seemed downright preposterous, admitting that he far from a model student in high school. But years later, after two enlistments in the military, Kapets is now on the front lines of a college education.