Criminal Justice Degrees, Colleges, and Criminal Justice Careers in a perspective of a criminal justice degree program graduate.

Welcome to Criminal Justice Degree, College, and Career Blog. Whether you are just starting on your educational journey, would like to pursue further studies, or delve into one of the many exciting criminal justice careers, we will be there for you.

Originally, the true intent of this blog was to cover online criminal justice degree program information and pertinent resources. However, over some time, Criminal Justice Degree, College, and Career Blog started to transform into a guide for anyone looking for criminal justice colleges, program types, courses, and career information – no matter if they wanted to attend college online or on-campus.

This blog should give you the tools you need to successfully get into criminal justice colleges of your choice. The articles, essays, Q&As and numerous site resources should provide you with everything you need to make an informed decision about your next move.

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Recent Blog Posts on Criminal Justice Degrees, Colleges, Careers, & more

Email from Ryan: What is the difference between a homicide detective and a crime scene investigator (CSI)? A homicide detective and a crime scene investigator are often thought of as one profession. The media, TV, and movies often portray a crime scene where a detective takes a pen out of his pocket and starts poking [...]

If you’ve ever read any other law enforcement blogs, criminal justice job descriptions, or specialized articles you may have come across LEO. So what does LEO mean? Is it just an astrological sign? A name? Or, as you may have figured already, it means Law Enforcement Ooooooooo. LEO is an acronym often used by police [...]

Email from Jake in Illinois: What’s the difference between Criminal Justice and Criminal Law? I can’t believe I didn’t think of answering this age-old question back when I started my blog. However, it’s never too late to tackle this one so I’ll give it my best shot. Criminal Justice vs. Criminal Law So you’re thinking [...]

How long does it take to get a Forensic Science degree? A great question! The answer depends on which degree level one is seeking to accomplish. Is it an Associate’s, a Bachelor’s, a Master’s, a PhD, or perhaps an MD in Forensic Sciences or similar disciplines? Are you taking this specialized degree program at a [...]

Q: I’m genuinely interested in criminal justice and criminology; nevertheless, i really do not like guns. I wouldn’t feel comfortable in a line of business where a weapon is required. It seems like every occupation in criminal justice calls for a gun (at least in United States). Is this true? Are there any career positions [...]

Massachusetts has some of the best criminal justice schools in the nation. No kidding! More importantly, many of the best criminal justice colleges in Massachusetts have an added Quinn Bill, or Police Career Incentive Pay Program (PCIPP), approval – key for MA law enforcement and criminal justice career hopefuls. Enacted in 1970, the Quinn Bill [...]

The best criminal justice schools in Alaska are not dime a dozen like they are in other states. But there are at least 3 best criminal justice colleges in Alaska that offer criminal justice degrees, certificates, and individual courses. The 3 criminal justice schools are actually state universities that you can easily find under the [...]

Criminal justice majors who need money for college are in luck. There are many different scholarships and awards available to help cover the costs associated with pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree. Here are 10 criminal justice scholarship and award programs worth exploring: Undergraduate Award – This $500 academic award is given annually to [...]

If you’re interested in a career in criminal justice or if you are already employed in the field, you may be happy to know that there are several colleges and universities that offer free criminal justice courses online. All of these courses are self-paced and require nothing more than an Internet connection. Although these courses [...]

I want to work for the CIA, what courses do I need to take in college to have a career as a CIA Agent? The CIA, like other federal agencies, requires certain educational milestones to be completed before one can even be considered for a position. But are there any specific degree tracks and classes [...]

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