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.
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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.
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?