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.
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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.
If you’re a bona fide true crime addict, then you’re no stranger to the high profile documentaries like Making a Murderer, The Jinx and The People v. O.J. Simpson. But you may be less familiar with these six compelling documentaries that you can — as of December 2016 — stream instantly on Netflix!
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.
You don’t have to go through the ringer of law school to join the ranks of the professionals who keep our justice system doing its job. You just need the inside scoop on these often overlooked legal careers. Read on to find out if one of them could be the dream career that takes you inside the courtroom!
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?
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.
Rasmussen College criminal justice graduate Theresa Barden is living proof that even though life may throw you a curveball, perseverance in the face of adversity does pay off.
There are two facets to courtroom technology: the technology used to gather evidence, and the technology used in the presentation of the evidence at trial. Join us as we dig a bit deeper into the evolution of both.
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.
Becoming a police officer can be an incredibly long and complex process. That's why we've enlisted the help of some experienced police officers to provide a step-by-step guide for your reference.
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?