Choosing law enforcement is one of the most important decisions one can make. Especially now, in a time where the validity and funding of police is being called into question. And if you’re considering to become a police officer, you’re probably already the kind of person who doesn’t shy away from a hard or scary […]
With morale at an all-time low and crime at an all-time high, we set out to ask the big question: Who would want to go into law enforcement at a time like this? We sat down and spoke with a few commissioned officers and a CO to see what they had to say about why […]
Criminology shines a light into the shadowy corners where criminals operate. It is the study of everything related to crime: perpetrators, methods, punishments, and, of course, victims, who are normally people. However, what if the victims are not people? Can criminological methods still work when the wronged party is not a human being at all? […]
At Radford University, students took part in a mock crime scene competition run by Department of Criminal Justice professor Emi Moldovan. Here’s the setup: Seven student teams, consisting of three students within each team, took part in a mock CSI competition based on the 1849 Parkman-Webster murder case, one of the first investigations to use […]
As learning experiences go, the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program might just take the cake. The program itself was formed in 1997 as an attempt to bring together college students and prisoners in a collaborative learning environment meant to change perceptions and foster change. The idea originated from a lifer named Paul, held in a Pennsylvania […]
What’s it like to be a private investigator? Sometimes it’s a strange life indeed!
We take a look at the future technology of drones, weapons, biometrics, body cameras and beyond for law enforcement agencies.
We take a look at some of the more intriguing technological advances helping to shape the future of forensic science.
We delve into the education, training, and at times dangerous and exciting work lives of wildlife officers around the country.
We look at the issue of mandatory minimums and three-strikes laws in the U.S.
We take a look at the sometimes crazy lives of correctional officers working to keep order in prisons, jails, and community centers.
We take a look at a few options within criminal justice fields for jobs to avoid and those to actively search out.
CSI is old school. With technologies improving almost by the hour, 21st century forensic scientists are boldly going where no TV police drama has gone before. The Future of Forensics What will a 21st-century forensics lab look like? In their article in Forensic Magazine, Forensic Laboratory 2030: Scientific Environment, authors Michael Mount and Steve Hackman […]