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Understanding how law enforcement uses social media

Law enforcement agencies use social media to solve cases and to promote a positive image of officers. On the flipside, social media can be used to exacerbate and prolong negative images and feelings towards law enforcement officers. Where is the sweet spot in this relationship?

Madison Tucker

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How have technological developments impacted the criminal justice sector?

Technological advances are shaping our lives for the better or worse. They are also influencing the field of criminal justice. Is this always a good thing?

Academic requirements for federal, state and local government careers

There are many government career paths to choose from. Whether you are looking at the local, state or federal level, our expert contributor explains the degree requirements to get these jobs and the kind of compensation you can expect based...

The psychological benefits of adult education in correctional settings

The idea of earning a degree while incarcerated is controversial. What many people are unaware of is that a prison-based education program can reduce recidivism rates.

What to know before choosing a career in law enforcement

Interested in a career in law enforcement? This article provides information to help you make this decision - from submitting an application to the police force, the process of evaluating candidates, training requirements, to having realistic expectations about the impact...

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Getting a later-in-life degree

Mature students on campus are a growing phenomenon. These students often have the time, commitment, and ability to finance an education they may have previously missed out on. So, why the hesitancy?

Leah Glennon

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Corporate hiring: the most in-demand colleges and degrees by Fortune 500 companies

Fortune 500 companies employ the best of the best. What degrees and skills are these companies looking for in potential employees? Which universities are on their radar? Our research provides some answers to these questions.

How to gain research experience as a student

As a student, getting involved in academic research, outside of your own curriculum requirements, can really boost your knowledge, educational standing and job prospects.

Academic requirements for federal, state and local government careers

There are many government career paths to choose from. Whether you are looking at the local, state or federal level, our expert contributor explains the degree requirements to get these jobs and the kind of compensation you can expect based...

Useful tests to direct your choice of a college major and career

Being uncertain about what degree or career is going to be the best choice for you is stressful. The solution may be in taking a test to identify your skills, interests, and personality traits – and using this information to...