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Criminolgy Basics

Learn all about the history of criminology, the modern criminal justice system, and its components.
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Civilian Careers in Criminology and Criminal Justice
You don't have to be a police officer or special agent to work in criminology and criminal justice. There are plenty of civilian career paths available, too.

Community-Oriented Policing
Learn more about the innovation of community-oriented policing in the United States and how community partnerships between law enforcement and neighborhood leaders helps reduce crime and improve communities.

Criminal Justice
Learn about the study of the system and methods of crime and punishment. Find out what exactly criminal justice is and what careers may be available to you in the field.

Criminology Career FAQ's
Get the answers to all your questions about criminal justice and criminology careers.

Criminal Justice and Criminology Careers
Learn more about the types of careers available within the fields of criminology, criminal justice and forensic science and explore your career options.

Criminology: What is It?
Learn all about the study of crime, its causes and its consequences. Find out what exactly criminology is and what careers may be available to you in the field.

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

Explore the Basics of a Criminal Justice Career
Learn the basics you need to put yourself on the right path toward pursuing your criminology career

Finding the Perfect Job in Criminology
Learn how to find the right career for you in the area of criminology and criminal justice.

How to Get Hired in Criminal Justice and Criminology Careers
Learn more about why you're not getting hired and what you can do to get the job you want in criminal justice and criminology careers.

Jobs in Criminal Justice
Get a quick snapshot of some of the jobs available to you in the criminal justice field.

Police Academy Overview
Learn what to expect while attending the police academy as you start your career in law enforcement.

Preparing for Careers in Criminology and Criminal Justice
The fields of criminology and criminal justice offer great opportunities for all kinds of people, regardless of education level or experience. Find out what you need to do to get ready for a rewarding new career.

The American Criminal Justice System
Learn more about the basics of the American criminal justice system and gain more insight into where you may be able to find the best career for you.

The First Day at the Police Academy
Get ready for your first day a the police academy with these quick tips on what you can expect when you report.

The Stages of a Criminal Case
Get the rundown on the criminal justice system, from arrest to trial.

The Work History Check
An important component to any pre-employment background check, the work history gives potential employers crucial clues about future performance. Learn more about what background investigators look for and how you can make sure you don't have to sweat the prior employment check

10 Things You Need To Consider Before Becoming a Cop
Law enforcement careers are great,but you need to look before you leap. Make sure you know what you're getting into.

Why Choose a Career in Criminal Justice or Criminology?
Learn more about why you should consider a career in criminal justice or criminology.

Restorative Justice
Restorative justice focuses on forgiveness and accountability instead of retribution and punishment. Find out how.

Retributive Justice
Retributive justice focuses on retribution and punishment rather than forgiveness and accountability instead of. Find out how.

Daubert Standard
Rules of evidence have a huge impact on how expert witnesses such as forensic scientists and other criminal justice professionals testify in court. Find out what the Daubert standard means for criminology experts in court.

Frye Standard
Find out what the Frye standard means for criminology experts in court and why it's slowly fading away.

The Thin Blue Line
What does that thin blue line sticker or emblem you see all over the place really mean? Find out!

The Officer Down Memorial Page
Find out where to go to learn about officers who have died in the line of duty and other resources offered by the Officer Down Memorial Page.

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