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Learn about new and growing career paths and emerging technology within criminology.

Are Writing Skills Important in Criminal Justice and Ciminology Careers?
Learn why it's important to hone your writing skills for the best chance for success in your criminology career

Changing Careers in Midstream
Many people enter the criminal justice field later in life, after they've built experience in other careers. Learn how to cope with the stress and rigors associated with maling a career change.

Criminal Databases and Tracking
As we increasingly rely on technology, learn about new tools and trends in criminal justice and how you can apply them to a new career.

Divorce Rate for Police Officers
The truth behind the myth of the high divorce rate for cops.

Electronic Control Devices: Shocking Developments in Police Technology
Find out how tasers have changed the way police do their jobs. Learn more about how they work, why they were invented, and how they're used.

Envrionmental Criminology
Learn all about the growing field of environmental criminology.

Ethics in Law Enforcement
The public rightly demands that law enforcement officers are held to the highest ethical standards. Learn how agencies promote these standards and how officers can learn to make better ethical descions.

Facebook, Free Speech and Criminal Justice Careers
How does the first amendment apply to criminal justice employment, and are you free to say and do whatever you want publicly or on line? Can what you put on Facebook keep you from getting hired or worse yet get you fired? You might be surprised by the answer.

Forensic Computer Investigator and Digital Forensic Expert Careers
Learn all about the career of a forensic computer investigators and digital forensic experts, including salary expectations, work environment and educational requirements.

How Dangerous is a Law Enforcement Career?
How does police work compare to the worlds most dangerous jobs? Find out how dangerous police careers really are and just how risky working in law enforcement can be.

Investigative Advances
Learn about new investigative tools and the importance of tuning up your technology muscle to prepare for a career in criminal justice.

Law Enforcement Downsizing Opens Doors For Aspiring Officers
Budgetary constraints are causing police departments to get creative in how they can keep police on the road without breaking the budget.

Next Generation 911
Learn how NG 911 will affect the jobs of dispatchers and other criminal justice professionals.

Police Equipment and Duty Belts
Learn about the gadgets and gear cops carry to keep them safe

Police Work and Poor Health
Is there a link between poor health and law enforcement officers? Research suggests there is. Find out more about the correlation between police work and health issues, and what you can do to reduce the risk.

Predictive Policing
Find out how criminologists and mathematicians are learning to predict crimes

Professional Courtesy in Law Enforcement
Many officers expect to be treated differently when they are caught committing minor violations and even some crimes. Should they? Or should they be treated just like everyone else? Learn more about professional courtesy in policing.

Real Forensic Science and The "CSI Effect"
The truth about crime scene inevestigatons and how the facts stack up against the fiction in forensic science.

Today's technology makes a real ROBOCOP a real possibility.

Real Heroes Wear Uniforms
The Dark Knight trilogy can tell us a lot about law enforcement and careers in criminal justice and criminology.

Social Networking and Law Enforcement
Are the police watching you? Probably not, but if you're using social set working sites like Facebook and twitter, they can. Learn more about how law enforcement agencies a using social networking to solve crimes, conduct background checks and build trust in thier communities.

Technologies That Are Changing the Way Police Do Business
As technology advances, so does the law enforcement profession. Learn how new technologies, and new uses for older technology, is helping law enforcement become more responsive, responsible and efficient.

The Police Officers' Bill of Rights
Based on Supreme Court decisions in Garrity v. New Jersey and Gardener v. Broderick, the police officers' bill of rights helps ensure officers are treated fairly and that their constitutional rights are protected during internal investigations.

Use of Technology in Criminal Justice
Technology is becoming increasingly important in all fields of criminology. Becoming familiar with its uses and applications can help set you up for success in your criminal justice career.

Uses of Force in Law Enforcement and Corrections
Often, confusion arises when law enforcement a d corrections officers employ force to do their jobs. When does force become excessive? How are police judged? Learn more about use of control by officers and by what standards they are evaluated.

Criminal Justice Publications
In order to get the best information about criminal justice and boost your job prospects, you need to stay up-to-date on the trends affecting your career by reading criminal justice industry publications.

Forensic Science Publications and Journals
Learn more about what you should be reading to find out as much as you can about forensic science news, trends advancements and more to boost your chance at advancing your career.

The History and Purpose of SWAT Teams
Learn about the origins and role of SWAT

Does Society Still Need Law Enforcement? If So, What Is It Worth?
Do we really need police officers and police departments? If so, what do we expect from them, and what are we willing to pay to get it?

The Changing Role of Law Enforcement
Find out how officers are learning to serve and protect in the 21st century

Futuring in Criminal Justice
Changes are coming in criminal justice jobs, and you need to be ready for the future.

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