As with most careers, choosing to specialize your legal career helps separate you from the next candidate. Specializing in criminal law can be a great way to narrow your field, while still leaving yourself open to a wide variety of possibilities. Criminal law is highly competitive, but offers a great deal of job security. You […]
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A probation officer has the responsibility of supervising the activities of individuals that have been convicted of crimes and released on probation. A probation officer is very similar to a parole officer in that both types of law enforcement deal with convicts, but probation officers primarily deal with convicts of lesser crimes who have not […]
Despite the fact that there are a lot of young lawyers coming out of law school and passing the Bar Exam, there are still plenty of great opportunities for people with a degree in criminal law and a steady demand for criminal defense attorneys. Even if your practice is in the area of prosecution, there […]
Penology, a subtype of sociology, is the study of management of prisons and jails and of rehabilitating convicts. Penologists are sociologists who spend most of their time working inside prisons with prisoners. In addition, penologists will aid prison security by helping to prevent disturbances such as escapes, assaults, and other antisocial behavior that can result […]
While parole officers and probation officers are often discussed together, these two jobs are not identical. A parole officer works with a person that has been released from a state or a federal prison. A prisoner may be released on parole, but the individual is still not completely free of supervision and the release has […]
Becoming a Detective
A detective and a criminal investigator, who are often called special agents or agents, have the job of collecting evidence and gathering facts of possible crimes. The duties of a detective will depend on the type and size of the organization that they work for. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were […]
What is a Criminologist?
Criminologist Careers Criminologists use social patterns, statistics, and psychology in order to analyze the behaviors of criminals and methods used by criminals in order to help predict and prevent criminal behavior from occurring in the future. Psychological profiling plays an important role in the profession as well. In addition, a criminologist will evaluate how different […]
For those interested in becoming a criminal investigator, it is important to first understand what the job entails. Criminal investigators are typically called to the scene of a crime in order to process the evidence. It is important that the first person to a scene of the crime protect the evidence appropriately. This includes isolating […]
How to Become a Correctional Officer
Correctional officers have the job of overseeing those individuals that are arrested and are waiting for trial or those that have been sentenced to jail, prison, or some other type of reformatory terms. Correctional officers work in correctional institutions, which can be hazardous and quite stressful at times. This position has a high rate of […]
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