Articles tagged with justice studies

Human Services vs. Social Work vs. Psychology: Which Degree is Right for Me?

There are important distinctions to make between the three degree fields. This guide will provide you important information from the U.S. Department of Labor to help you determine the best option for you. Take a closer look at the most common jobs associated with each degree and picture yourself in these positions.

Positive Police Stories That Will Change Your Mind About Law Enforcement

You thought a career in law enforcement would be perfect, but the recent run of bad news for police officers has you reconsidering. Despite some recent negative media coverage, police officers go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. These eight stories might make you see officers in a different light.

I Want to Be a Police Officer ... Now What?

You know you want to be a police officer, but you still want a little more information before making a commitment. We identified some of the most common questions someone in your shoes is likely asking.

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.

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!

Green Bay Campus Hosts Panel Discussion on Autism Awareness

The Green Bay campus hosted a free panel discussion Sept. 10 concerning autism awareness and the relationships that currently exist between families and persons with autism and the local law enforcement community. Law enforcement and nursing students, along with community members and police officers, learned about autism, a neurobiological disorder, and how law enforcement officers can better handle situations when communicating with individuals with this disorder.

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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