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Criminal Justice Careers: Getting Started In Corrections

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What’s it like to work in corrections? Saint Leo criminal justice professor explains why corrections is a meaningful career path.

Everyone knows that Hollywood movies are not known for depicting reality. They’re, well, Hollywood movies.

So as entertaining as all those classic films about prisons and prison life are – from “The Birdman of Alcatraz” to “Shankshaw Redemption” – they’re probably not the best resource for learning about the corrections field or the significance of a career in corrections.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Online Master’s In Criminal Justice:  Faculty Spotlight

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 19, 2016 8:42:32 AM

Saint Leo faculty who teach online criminal justice and emergency and disaster management graduate courses are leaders and veterans in their fields.

For graduate students in criminal justice or emergency management, learning from professors with decades of practitioner experience in the field is invaluable.

And at Saint Leo University, it’s also nothing unusual.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management

14 Civilian Careers In Law Enforcement

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Criminal justice students looking for nonsworn positions in law enforcement have plenty of options.

From forensic technicians or public information officers to victim advocates and private investigators, there are numerous opportunities for nonsworn careers in law enforcement for criminal justice grads.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

CSI In Real Life | What Do Criminalists Do?

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Criminal justice graduate student Melody Shinner talks about how an interest in forensics and criminal justice has evolved into a career she loves.

Gunshot residue, latent fingerprints, fiber samples and strands of hair.

Think we’re talking about props for an episode of CSI?

Perhaps.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Honoring The Thin Blue Line

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

This is National Police Week – a time to honor our nation’s law enforcement professionals, which is something Saint Leo does year round.

The windowsill in Dawn Farrier’s office in Saint Leo's Graduate Admissions Department is crowded. It's lined with cards embossed with police badges and framed letters bearing law enforcement agency seals – correspondence from police chiefs and sheriffs around the country.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Beyond The Badge

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

During National Police Week, veteran officers in Saint Leo’s graduate criminal justice program offer a few thoughts about a career in law enforcement.

At the age of 23, Michael Farrier was in a dead-end job and unsure of what he wanted to do with his life. What he wanted most was a career he could be proud of. He found that career in law enforcement. Now a lieutenant, he started as a detention deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office 21 years ago.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Got Clues? Insight Into The Life Of A Real Private Eye

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Francie Koehler, a great grandmother, accomplished private investigator, and radio talk show host completes Saint Leo’s online criminal justice degree program.

Francie Koehler, 73, devoured Nancy Drew books when she was young. While fascinated by the adventures of the feisty, independent teenage detective, Francie never imagined herself as a super sleuth tracking down clues and solving mysteries.

Fast forward to 2016 and that’s exactly what Francie has been doing for nearly three decades.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Studying Counterterrorism Tactics, Methods In Israel

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Feb 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Online students are encouraged to participate in annual, one-of-a-kind course abroad.

For Mike Fritz and Katelyn Flanagan, students in Saint Leo’s online criminal justice degree program, last year’s nine-day course in Israel studying best practices in counterterrorism was the experience of a lifetime.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

6 Courses Online Criminal Justice Students Love

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Get the inside track on six popular Saint Leo criminal justice courses.

Blood spatter analysis. The prison system. Counterterrorism. Cyberbullying. Legal strategy.

Studying criminal justice can take you down many paths, as you’ll see when browsing the wide variety of courses Saint Leo University’s online criminal justice program offers.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Online Criminal Justice Students Study Homeland Security In Israel

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jul 9, 2015 7:08:00 AM

For online students, course aboard was an opportunity to learn about best practices in counterterrorism and connect with other students and professionals.

With a busy career in law enforcement and 11 children at home, Mike Fritz never expected study abroad to be part of his online criminal justice degree program.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

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