What is a Peace Officer?

Keeping the peace—that’s one of the aims of a myriad of criminal justice professionals. A number of Sheriff’s Offices have the motto, “Keeping the Peace since [their year of formation].” Probation officers supervise offenders to ensure they are keeping the peace within their communities. A bailiff keeps the peace within a courtroom. You’ve probably heard… Full Article

Interesting Facts about Serial Killer Research

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What is it about serial killers that fascinate us? I have to admit: I went through a stage where I was obsessed with watching documentaries serial killers. I’m not sure why exactly. Maybe I wanted to gain some insight on what makes a person commit a heinous act…more than once. Recently I read an interesting…

Criminal Justice Career Paths | Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

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Criminal justice career paths are as unique as the individuals who navigate them. But it helps to research those paths of veterans in the field. Not only can they assist you in researching potential contacts and employers—they can also be incredibly inspiring! Today let’s take a look at Peter Edge whose got 25 years experience…

Author, Journalist & Death Penalty Investigator, Rene Denfeld

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“Rene Denfeld is a genius. In The Enchanted, she has imagined one of the grimmest settings in the world—a dank and filthy death row in a corrupt prison—and given us one of the most beautiful, heartrending, and riveting novels I have ever read.” ~ Donald Ray Pollock (author of The Devil All the Time). Pollock’s praise…

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

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Change Agent­—What an inspiring job title! It is a name sometimes used to describe community corrections professionals. The slogan or theme for Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week (PPPSW), which starts this Sunday, is “Be the CHANGE in your community”. From July 13-19, 2014, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) encourages community corrections professionals…

7 Things You May Not Know about the Fourth of July!

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To put you in the mood as you gear up for tomorrow’s day celebrating the US’ Declaration of Independence, we’ve collected some trivia you may or may not know about the Fourth July! 1. Although the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, most of the 56 delegates from the…