Discover Criminal Justice

Interviews

Jill Spriggs

Jill Spriggs

Discover Criminal Justice recently sat down with Jill Spriggs; immediate past president of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors. In addition to her role in ASCLD...

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Robert Costello, PhD

Robert Costello, PhD

Robert Costello, PhD serves as associate professor and chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department at Nassau Community College, and adjunct professor of sociology...

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William Terrill

William Terrill

DCJ recently spoke with William Terrill, Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. His research centers on police behavior...

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Karen Kruger, JD

Karen Kruger, JD

In this interview, law enforcement legal adviser Karen Kruger of Baltimore, Maryland, sheds light on what it means to be a law enforcement legal adviser...

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William E. Foote

William E. Foote

DCJ.com recently spoke with William E. Foote, president of the American Psychology-Law Society, who has served on the adjunct faculty of the Univ. of New Mexico...

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Mark Pryor, JD

Mark Pryor, JD

Mark Pryor serves as a prosecutor in Austin, Texas. In addition to “catching the bad guys and letting good guys go” at his day job, Mark fills his time writing novels...

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Simon Singer, PhD

Simon Singer, PhD

DCJ recently spoke with Simon Singer, professor at Northeastern University’s school of criminology and criminal justice. Professor Singer’s research focuses...

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Adam Lankford, PhD

Adam Lankford, PhD

Adam Lankford, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Alabama. Specializing in counter-terrorism, Dr. Lankford has written for The New York Times...

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Featured Articles

Beyond Forensic Science: The Different Types of Forensics

Over the past decade, television shows such as “CSI,” “Bones,” and “Criminal Minds” have generated a significant amount of interest in criminal investigations. Yet, these programs don’t always reflect the reality of what forensic work...

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Career Possibilities with a Criminal Justice Degree

A degree in Criminal Justice, either alone or in combination with other training or education, can qualify students to work in many fields. The most common fields in which criminal justice students work are law enforcement, investigation...

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Criminology: Where Criminal Justice and Sociology Meet

Criminology is essentially a branch of Social Science which applies scientific principles to the study to crime, criminal behavior, and punishment. In essence, it’s a branch of behavioral science in which crime is the behavior...

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High-Paying Criminal Justice Careers

Anyone contemplating working in the criminal justice field has a natural interest in which jobs pay well and which do not. That natural curiosity has to be tempered with the reality that the best paying jobs may not be the best fit...

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Is a Career in Corrections Right for You?

Corrections applies to all restrictions that the government imposes on people who commit crimes: incarceration in jails or prisons, placement under formal supervision programs, rehabilitation and diversion...

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Nontraditional Careers in Criminal Justice

While there are many criminal justice careers, one may wish not to go down the more common paths. If a career path such as becoming an assistant D.A. or police officer sounds too ordinary for you...

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Expert Articles

David R. Foran, PhD

Education in Forensic Science

Written by David R. Foran, PhD and Lisa Hebda

Forensic science refers to the application of scientific principles to establish facts for legal matters...

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Simon Singer, PhD

Introduction to Juvenile Justice

Written by Simon Singer, PhD

At the beginning of the 20th century, the idea of juvenile justice made sense to many of us Americans...

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Peter Moskos, PhD

Becoming a Police Officer

Written by Peter Moskos, PhD

There’s nothing wrong with watching cops on TV or in a movie and thinking, “I wouldn’t mind doing that kind of job.”...

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Robert Costello, PhD

Selecting the Right Criminal Justice School

Written by Robert Costello, PhD

As the number of criminal justice degree programs in higher education keeps rising...

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