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 I Wish I Knew BEFORE Becoming a Paralegal

Paralegals play an integral role in a firm's success-every document filed, every interview conducted and every ounce of research collected matters. You might find that the profession is just the right fit for you.

Lizzie Borden and 5 Other Famous Female Killers Who Will Forever Fascinate Us

What is it about female killers that continues to fascinate us? From some of the most notorious and well-researched cases to some confounding contemporary crimes currently dominating today’s media circus, there’s no denying the particularly chilling nature of female killers. Here are six of their unforgettable stories.

What Does a Paralegal Do? A Closer Look at this Law Career

Sure, the lawyers seem to be in the limelight during court scenes. It’s not always so evident that these lawyers’ successes and failures often depend on their paralegals. Perhaps you have heard of this type of law career, but what does a paralegal really do?

What Can You Do With a Degree in Criminal Justice?

Most criminal justice careers fall into three main categories: law enforcement, criminology or legal. No matter which track is right for you, there are plenty of exciting and rewarding career opportunities in each field. Take a look at these career options for graduates with a degree in criminal justice.

Keep Kids Safe: 6 Ways You're Unknowingly Endangering Your Child

You can’t avoid every “what if” scenario, but you can take steps to keep kids safe. Take the first step by acknowledging these six ways you could be potentially endangering your child. After all, even parents with the best of intentions make these common mistakes when it comes to their children’s safety.

Has Technology Outrun the Law? What We Learned from the 'Apple vs. FBI' Case

The hype around this face off has begun to die down, but in its wake, many are left with more questions than answers. Can our nation’s laws keep up with the rapidly evolving world of technology? What, if any, ethical bounds exist when it comes to encryption and personal devices in matters of national security? Was ‘Apple vs. FBI’ really just the tip of the proverbial iceberg?

6 Unbelievable Unsolved Crimes to Intrigue Your Inner Investigator

Let’s face it – it might be a while before the next Steven Avery or Adnan Syed works his or her way into the limelight. But there are a number of equally-intriguing cases that haven’t received as much press. In the meantime, let these six suspenseful unsolved crimes put your inner investigator to work.

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