Tales of Justice

Advances in criminal justice technology increase accuracy, accountability and efficiency

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

It’s an interesting time to be a bachelor’s degree student in Criminal Justice Administration as universities are often at the front of the line to learn about the technological advances in criminal justice. Whether it’s in victimology, DNA testing, computer forensics or other classes, virtually every course a criminal justice student takes will include new […]

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Reducing recidivism through education opportunities

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice experts have reported that one solution to recidivism — a person’s relapse into criminal behavior after they have been released from prison — is educational opportunities to inmates, including substance abuse treatment, life skills training, networking and education (high school (GED) programs, trade school, even associate’s and bachelor’s programs). From 1972 to 1995, […]

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Multicultural issues in Criminal Justice

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

The U.S. has always been a place that has attracted people from all over the world. Consequently, demographics are always changing. Because of the diverse nation, with cultures differing from town to town, community policing holds a dual purpose —maintaining order and building communities. Those in criminal justice field must be aware of the cultures […]

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Women and the Criminal Justice System

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Alvernia Criminal Justice course CJ 216 Women in the Criminal Justice system is a bachelor’s degree course that reviews history, equity issues and more, looking at women in different roles, both as offenders and employees, as well as their role in victimology. When it comes to employment differences between men and women, deeply rooted historical […]

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Legal Career Spotlight: Law Clerk

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Last week, Tales of Justice looked into various opportunities and prep work for criminal justice students looking to take the legal route. If you’re interested in going the law school route after you complete your bachelor’s degree, there are a number of options you can take. One of these is working towards a clerkship shortly […]

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What about law school?

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

For students with their sights set on law school (aiming for a Juris Doctor degree), studying criminal justice is a solid option to get a theoretical foundation and become well versed in the law, especially if you’re interested in a criminal law focus. We’ve put together a few pieces of advice and tasks you will […]

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Top Criminal Justice nonprofits

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice students pursue careers working for various parts of government — the public defender’s office, police forces, in policy and more. But there are also a number of rewarding careers in non-profits that hold criminal justice-centered missions and play a vital role in criminal justice. Non-profits work to solve problems across the entire area […]

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Criminal Justice Course Spotlight: Victimology

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

Much can be learned about criminal minds and motives from studying, yes, the criminals themselves, but also their victims. This study is known as Victimology. Wayne Pretherick, Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia writes, “Victimology is important in the overall investigative process because it not only tells us who the victims were, […]

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White House proposed budget highlights Criminal Justice fields

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

How the federal government allocates budget resources and sets policy priorities can have a big impact on jobs and career tracks for Criminal Justice students. A look at the Office of the President draft of a proposed 2016 National Budget offers a glimpse of that spending and priorities, including Criminal Justice reform. “The president is […]

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Innocent until proven guilty, evidence and the burden of proof

  • Alvernia Criminal Justice

While it’s clear that evidence is a crucial aspect to every criminal investigation, the rules regarding collection, storage and handling of evidence, its grounds and weight in court and other procedures are much more complex. In the United States — where criminal suspects are innocent until proven guilty — the burden of proof is on […]

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