School of Justice Studies Blog

Written by Rasmussen College - School of Justice Studies instructors and students, the justice studies blog shares criminal justice articles and infographics about career and educational paths in law enforcement, paralegal studies, and health services.

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50 Courtroom Terms You Hear in Your Favorite Legal Dramas

You may know your way around some of the more commonly used courtroom terms. But have you ever found yourself baffled by some of the legalese you hear in the episodes of your favorite court-based shows? Use this glossary of 50 common courtroom terms to brush up!

Police Stress: 9 Tips for Avoiding Officer Burnout

No matter how you spend your days, minimizing stress is an important endeavor. But if you’re a police officer, then finding a way to manage stress before it becomes an issue is essential for a successful career. Read on to learn what officers can do to keep work stress in check.

8 Types of Paralegals Who Specialize in Different Fields of Law

With paralegal employment growing much faster than the national average and a relatively short educational path, this could be the perfect legal career you’re seeking. Keep reading to learn more about the general duties and the different types of paralegals working in the legal field.

Cracking Cases with Digital Forensics

To help you better understand digital forensics, we spoke with three seasoned experts in the field to get the inside scoop. Keep reading to learn about the field and the critical role digital forensics plays in investigations—as well as some examples of high-profile cases cracked by it.

9 Careers in Criminal Justice for Degree Holders to Consider

What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree, exactly? We did a little research to give you a better understanding of the criminal justice careers this degree could lead you to. Keep reading to familiarize yourself with nine criminal justice careers available to those with the right education.

What I Wish I Knew BEFORE Becoming a Paralegal

Take a moment to learn some of the gritty details of working as a paralegal—from the mouths of paralegals and the lawyers who hire them. Use this expert insight to help you decide if this important legal profession is for you.