Articles tagged with justice studies

Is Cyberbullying Illegal? When Comments Turn Criminal

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.

Investigate Your Future: Are You Destined for a Crime-Solving Career?

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.

Are There Legal Ramifications to Publishing Fake News Stories?

Fake news stories make the rounds covering every topic from celebrities to sports to businesses. So this may have you wondering what can actually be done to stop this. To help clear up some of the confusion, we connected with legal experts to weigh in on the topic.

How Accurate are Crime Shows on TV? Debunking 7 Common Myths

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.

7 Ways the CSI Effect is Altering Our Courtrooms (For Better and For Worse)

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.

6 True Crime Documentaries on Netflix

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!

I Want to be a Paralegal ... Now What?

You're intrigued by the idea of becoming a paralegal but you're not quite sure what all that entails. We laid out the basics to give you a broad overview so you can decide if you have what it takes to pursue this profession.

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