These jobs—and the differences between them—aren’t typically common knowledge even though they all fall under the law enforcement umbrella. Join us as we take a closer look at the specifics of each career so you can have a better understanding of the differences.
Whether you are interested in exploring a career in law or just curious about how our legal system works, it can be helpful to understand the nuances of the field. One common confusion is civil law versus criminal law. Join us as we explore the differences.
Who are all of those people in the courtroom? What do they do? It turns out you don’t have to go to law school to work in this environment. There are a variety of courtroom jobs out there for people of all interests and education levels. Use this handy resource to learn more about who’s who in the courtroom.
If you’re considering a career in law enforcement, you may be wondering how the path differs from the traditional academic track. These programs are chock full of the interesting and essential training courses law enforcement professionals need to excel in their field. Learn more about what makes the Rasmussen College program unique.
What are some common duties of a police officer besides catching criminals or setting speed traps? We spoke with real law enforcement officials to learn about some of the lesser-known duties they perform to help keep you and your community safe.
There is more to law enforcement than just dealing with traffic violations and trespassing. Join us as we investigate some of the lesser-known types of crime police officers deal with on a regular basis.
There seems to be some confusion out there about the terms and phrases people are using to search for careers in criminal justice. In an effort to clarify that confusion, we’re offering our best academic comparison of criminology versus criminal justice versus criminalistics.
Cyberbullying has become a prevalent issue in today's society. But it’s difficult to understand what it really means at a legal level. But is cyberbullying illegal? Could it actually result in jail time? Keep reading for expert insights and clarity on the legal ramifications of cyberbullying.
It takes more than CSI reruns to be an ideal candidate for the job. So how do you know whether you’d be a good fit? We dug into the research and spoke with an expert investigator to find out what it takes to solve crimes in real life. Read on to find out if a crime-solving career could be in your future.
We've all seen crime TV. Different detectives and technicians and specialists running here and there. But how do all those people and professions fit together when a real crime occurs?
If you’re looking for a criminal justice career based on what you see each week on the small screen, think again. Experts agree that the fantasy of TV doesn’t match up very well with the reality of the job. We enlisted an expert to set the record straight.
Between the dramatized “true crime” shows and the straight up fictionalized programs, there’s no shortage of crime and legal programming in our lives. This is causing many legal professionals to notice the lines blurring between real life circumstances and Hollywood’s portrayal of it. It’s called the CSI effect and it’s changing modern day courtrooms.