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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5 Can't-Miss Criminal Justice Courses

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.

Order in the Court! A Visual Guide to Courthouse Jobs

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.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Police Officers

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.

Police Officer Workout Routines that Will Get You in Service Shape

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!

Most Common Jobs in Social Work for Bachelor's Degree Holders [Interactive Map]

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.

How You Can Capitalize on the Minnesota Police Pension Changes

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.

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