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MS In Criminal Justice Tools, Tips & Thoughts

Welcome to the online Master’s in Criminal Justice resource center. Explore trends and gather insight into this growing field. We hope you find this information useful as you embark on your higher education journey.

  • 5 Things You Should Know Before Enrolling in a Criminal Justice Master’s Program
    Thinking of enrolling in an MS in CJ program? This article covers 5 things you should know before enrolling in a criminal justice master’s program.
  • What’s the Best Master’s Degree for a Career in Criminal Justice?
    Criminal justice professionals can pursue different degrees before beginning their careers. What’s the best master’s degree for a career in criminal justice?
  • Master’s In Criminal Justice Curriculum Test Flight
    “Test Flight” is an interactive experience that allows you to pilot our curriculum. Throughout your flight, you’ll be presented with case studies similar to what you’ll experience as a student. Choose your path and receive feedback from our instructors. Are you ready to get started?
  • Improving the Effectiveness of the Juvenile Justice Program
    Every year in America, 1.7 million cases involving a youth offender are brought before the court, equaling about 4,600 cases every day. 1 out of every 5 of those youth is detained, entering into the juvenile justice program for varying amount of time. From starting as a system that focused primarily on punishment to striving for rehabilitative goals today, the juvenile justice system has come a long way. Criminal justice professionals work towards improving the juvenile justice system and effectively rehabilitate these young offenders.
  • Community Disaster Recovery
    Exploring historical natural disasters and the steps that can make a difference in the survival and recovery of the communities affected.
  • Career Spotlight: FBI Profiler
    Although within the FBI these positions are typically classified as Special Agents, as opposed to “profiler”, these roles are much needed when bringing criminals to justice.
  • Continuing Education for Law Enforcement Personnel: Surveying the Options
    Law enforcement professionals provide a service to society by protecting citizens from crime and bringing criminals to justice. Regardless of where you fall on the law enforcement spectrum, from local or state police to the armed forces to homeland security, advancing your career depends on taking advantage of continuing education opportunities available to you, such as gaining a master’s in criminal justice.
  • Technologies in Criminal Justice
    Working in criminal justice today means having the opportunity to utilize robots, GPS systems, advanced cameras and high-powered computer systems. These important technologies have improved investigation, surveillance and analysis procedures – so long as they are backed by the skill set and intelligence to properly use them.
  • The Top Criminal Justice Misconceptions on Television
    Crime shows like CSI and Law and Order are extremely popular, partly due to the fact that viewers see a crime, investigation, and arrest all within a one hour-long episode. In reality, the process is not that simple and there is a lot more involved.
  • The Importance of Professional Writing Skills in Law Enforcement
    Accurate and intelligent reporting and documentation is crucial to Law Enforcement. Police officers spend a significant amount of time completing paperwork necessary for the criminal justice process. An officer is most often the first point of contact in a criminal situation, and having professional writing skills is imperative to creating a thorough, well-written report.
  • Qualifications to Join the FBI
    Serving the United States since 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its agents work to examine violations of Federal law and conduct sensitive national security investigations. Individuals are required to meet a variety of qualifications to become part of an agency whose primary goal is to protect and defend the United States against threats and uphold criminal laws.
  • 29 Tips To Help You Advance Your Criminal Justice Career
    Here are 29 tips to consider when looking to advance your criminal justice career. Brought to you by investigative and security specialist Alan Hazen – an adjunct faculty member at Saint Joseph’s University.
  • The Benefits of Behavior Analysis for School Resource Officers
    The main goal for any school resource officer should be to prevent juvenile delinquency by promoting positive relationships between the students at the schools and law enforcement. One way to accomplish this effectively is by implementing applied behavior analysis techniques. This type of specialized training can allow resource officers to understand, modify and correct aberrant behavior.
  • The Benefits of a Well Rounded Behavior Analysis Program Residing Within Criminal Justice Studies
    Understanding the workings of the human psyche, and treating and modifying aberrant behavior is the nucleus of the dynamic field of Behavior Analysis. As society experiences heightened criminal activity, juvenile delinquency, addiction and the rise of developmental disabilities, the demand for professionals credentialed in this area escalates steadily.
  • Homeland Security: A Brief Look at the Sociology of Disasters and Why Those Who Respond Benefit from Specialized Skills
    When hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural or man-made disasters strike, well-trained members of the public sector, the private sector and nonprofit organizations jump in to keep the peace, and often save lives.

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