The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Gardner-Webb University provides a broad overview of the legal system, from law enforcement to the corrections process, and will prepare you for an array of specialized careers involving the discipline. Graduates are prepared to work in law enforcement and security, legal assistance and research, juvenile justice and counseling, internet security, and loss and prevention.
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, Spriggs serves as secretary of the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations, and a crime lab director in California.
DCJ recently spoke with William Terrill, Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. His research centers on police behavior, with an emphasis on police use of force policies and practices.
DCJ.com recently spoke with William E. Foote, president of the American Psychology-Law Society. Dr. Foote has served on the adjunct faculty of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Family Practice services, the Psychology department, and the School of Law.
DCJ recently spoke with Simon Singer, professor at Northeastern University’s school of criminology and criminal justice. Professor Singer’s research focuses on delinquency and juvenile justice. He received the Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association for his book “Recriminalizing Delinquency: Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform.”
Robert Costello, PhD serves as associate professor and chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department at Nassau Community College, and adjunct professor of sociology at Hofstra University. In this interview, Professor Costello discusses the many intricacies of the criminal justice field.
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, her road to discovering this area of law, and her advice to anyone interested in a career in law enforcement legal advising.
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 (his newest, The Bookseller, being met with great praise) and managing his humor-rich blog at D.A. Confidential.
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, Foreign Policy, Wired, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post, as well as writing.
Raymond E. Foster is an author and former lieutenant of the LAPD. He shares with us his journey to becoming a police officer, his experiences moving up in the ranks of the LAPD, and his advice for aspiring law enforcement officers.