U.S. Forest Service Careers: Law Enforcement and other Protective Services

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As a special agent with U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Law Enforcement and Investigations, Louis Medina described his career as extremely varied and that involved a lot of cross-over from his time as a metropolitan police officer. Medina’s criminal investigations ranged from surveillance of marijuana crops on U.S. Forest Service lands, arson and vandalism… Full Article

What Can I Do with a Criminal Justice Degree?

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably at least curious about the criminal justice field. But naturally before enrolling in a program, paying tuition and potentially racking up student loans, you want to make sure you get a return on investment. Luckily besides a valuable learning experience, there are numerous careers you can pursue after graduating…

Top Five Criminal Justice Careers for Job Openings

In an earlier blog CriminalJusticeSchoolInfo.com wrote this year, we discussed some of the fastest growing criminal justice careers. These employment growth % percentages come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)’ most recent projections, released in December 2013. While these percentages are significant when conducting career research for personal or professional reasons, they are…

National Criminal Justice Month – There’s Still Time!

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There’s still just under two weeks left to honor National Criminal Justice Month. It’s a time to to contemplate and even become active participants in understanding what causes crime, how our system responds to crime and how we can reduce and prevent crime. It encourages us to look at such issues as incarceration, misinformation, fairness…

Authentic Qualities of some Top TV Crime Shows

Television crime dramas sometimes get a beating for being way too flashy or out of this world. Agency budgets appear to be limitless for high-tech gadgets and crimes seem to be solved a lot more easily and frequently than in the real world; not to mention lead characters perform multiple professional roles like forensics, interrogations…

Volunteer at your Local Police Department

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Volunteering for your local police department is a great way to serve the community while gaining relevant work experience to kick start your career. For example, the Milwaukee Police Department says this about its Reserve Police Officer Unit: “Many Reserve Police Officers use this volunteer position as on-the-job work experience prior to testing for a…