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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...

For applicants

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 on your background.

Timothy Botros

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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...

Helping your child choose the right college course

Every year many parents are faced with the exciting prospect of their child going to college or university. They want to be involved in the application selection process to ensure that their child ends up with a college education that...

Will universities mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the experience of on-campus learning for students around the world. Will mandatory vaccinations speed up the return to normal in educational institutions?

University culture shock

Although for many students going to university is an exciting and fun time, this is not the case for all students. Some new students are overwhelmed by the experience and ill-equipped with the skills needed to make this transition. Here...

Nursing

How to prevent burnout as a nurse

Nursing as a profession can be stressful and nurses are prone to burnout and overwhelm. Our nursing expert provides valuable tips and strategies for managing stress and practicing self-care while navigating this dynamic field.

Kristen Parillo

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Practice authority of nurse practitioners by state

The scope-of-practice, or legal allowed responsibilities, for nurse practitioners is dependent on the state they practice in. The article covers the guidelines for each of the 50 states in the United States.

Demystifying nurse management and leadership for the new nurse

As a new nurse, you may feel that you work at the bottom of the nursing career ladder. Understanding the roles of the nurses above you can help you understand the reasons behind the decisions that govern your role.

Alternative careers for healthcare professionals

Healthcare roles are notorious for requiring staff to give their all to the care of patients. For many workers, there is a limit to how long this is possible. Fortunately, there are career options available to those looking for a...

Different challenges in urban and rural nursing jobs

Nurses are in short supply around the country. With so many employment options available, nurses can decide on whether they want to be a city or country nurse. Does location change the practice of nursing? The simple answer is yes....

Teaching and education

School security and the teacher’s role

Teachers in our time are not only responsible for the educational outcomes of their students but also their safety. Crisis training is therefore critical for all school staff as teachers serve as schools’ first line of defense.

Daniel Bal

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Learning loss and recovery in K-12 education

The COVID19 pandemic introduced many challenges for K-12 students and teachers. Addressing the resulting learning losses is opening up conversations about systemic inequities in education and new ways forward.

Autism spectrum disorders and a counselor’s role

Counseling families with children on the autism spectrum is rewarding and essential work. Our expert contributor provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders, their impact on the family and guidance on providing support.

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.

The optimistic brain and how outlook influences learning

Are the brains of optimists and pessimistic different and does this account for their opposing outlooks on the world? Read about how changing attitude can go a long way to changing learning outcomes and the role educators can play.