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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How to Become a Police Detective: Your 6-Step Guide

If detective work is what you’re drawn to, you’re likely wondering what exactly what you need to do to make your dream a reality. The first thing to know is that becoming a police detective starts with becoming a police officer. But if you want to take that next step in your career—or you’re just curious about becoming a detective—here’s where to begin.

19 Paralegal Blogs & Resources to Follow Before 2019

With thousands of blogs, websites, apps, podcasts, magazines and social media feeds at your fingertips, it can be difficult to know where to start. To save you some time, we narrowed it down to this must-see list of paralegal resources.

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.