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Marine Corps Vet Has Sights Set on Criminal Justice Career

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Nov 16, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Providing security for the president of the United States is one of the most critical jobs around. Saint Leo University undergraduate student Don Eubanks can say he had a hand in this role during his five-year stint in the Marine Corps.

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Topics: Military, Undergraduate Studies, 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

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

Opportunity To Study Counterterrorism And Homeland Security Abroad

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Feb 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

On-ground and online criminal justice students may be interested in a one-of-a-kind course in Israel.

Saint Leo is educating tomorrow’s counterterrorism and homeland security experts not only through online and on-campus courses, but also through a special program abroad in Israel.

“This course is the experience of a lifetime and is not offered by any other college or university,” says Robert Sullivan, regional academic director and criminal justice instructor.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Careers: Getting Started In Law Enforcement

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Considering going into law enforcement? Associate Professor Dr. Phillip Neely provides some insight into the field gleaned from a successful 20-year career.

Dr. Phillip Neely’s journey to a law enforcement career stemmed from a determination to work for the criminal justice system — and not be in the system.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Looking To Move Up In Public Safety Administration?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Nov 4, 2014 7:53:00 AM

Here are 10 things you need to know about Saint Leo’s graduate programs in criminal justice and critical incident management – plus a podcast with all the details.

If you’ve been working in public safety for a while, there are numerous reasons why you might be thinking about a master’s degree:

  • You want to gain in-depth knowledge of specific issues such as corrections, emergency management or forensics.

  • You’d like to move up into a management-level position and an advanced degree will set you apart from your competition.
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Topics: Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management

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