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Legal Career Spotlight: Law Clerk

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?

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

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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White House proposed budget highlights Criminal Justice fields

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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Who’s Hiring? Positive Outlook for Criminal Justice Careers

College students close to graduating are entering the workforce in arguably the most optimistic time since the Recession. Hiring data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows growth in almost every area of the economy — an average of 11 percent. The role of Americans with criminal justice background — an understanding of the […]

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10 Tips for Getting Ahead in Criminal Justice

We’ve mentioned before the various jobs criminal justice administration students can look forward to with their bachelor’s degree, and that list is nowhere near exhaustive. But when we look into long lists like these, or see some of the nation’s top policymakers, police chiefs and more — people succeeding in careers we dream of one […]

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The role of Criminal Justice in Computer Forensics

Just in this last year, retailers like Home Depot, Target and others, as well as banks like JP Morgan Chase have been victims of the theft of important customer information through their data networks by hackers. Now more than ever, the role of computer forensics – the growing specialization in the detection and prevention of […]

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Criminal Justice Students: What do you know about careers in loss prevention?

Did you know that U.S. retail establishments lose more than $7 billion in theft each year? As a graduate of the Alvernia Criminal Justice Administration program, you are poised to lessen those losses with a career in the loss prevention field. “Loss prevention specialists primarily work indoors at major retail stores. They may wear civilian […]

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Missile systems security manager to students: Step outside the ‘big 4 CJ fields’

Alvernia Criminal Justice program alumnus Joe Melander had no interest in becoming a security professional. But a job he took at the Department of Defense “to get a foot in the door” opened his eyes to the actual breadth of skills used by security professionals. “I would suggest that students don’t limit their career ambitions […]

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Criminal justice students: 500 more cadets needed by Pennsylvania State Troopers

Many Alvernia Criminal Justice graduates go into law enforcement, and some end up at the state level. According to the Times Online, the Pennsylvania State Police has 500 cadet vacancies, and the state government is looking to fill those gaps. “Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2014-15 budget would help bolster the size of the state police […]

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