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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

Criminal Justice Careers: Becoming A Special Agent

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Feb 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Boredom is not a problem when you work for the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

Drug smuggling, money laundering, terrorism threats, child exploitation and human trafficking investigations.

These are just some of the many tasks U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) special agents deal with daily.

Saint Leo alumnus Christopher Martinez spent 27 years in a federal law enforcement career with ICE/HSI that took him across the United States and abroad in Central and South America.

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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

The Value Of A Graduate Degree In Law Enforcement

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 21, 2014 7:49:00 AM

Eileen Powell is Florida Highway Patrol’s first female troop commander in North Florida. Earning a graduate degree helped prepare her for the position.

For Eileen Powell, the decision to pursue a master's of business administration (MBA) online was not just a professional determination to diversify her skills and increase her employability – it was a highly personal one.

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Topics: MBA, Criminal Justice

Critical Incident Management: A Career With Impact

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 11, 2014 8:10:00 AM

What do community celebrations, rock concerts, Major League Baseball games, and hurricanes have in common? They are all events that require critical incident management expertise.

Critical incident managers think about the things that the average person does not.

Before any big event occurs, local law enforcement, along with other government agencies, has spent weeks, if not months, preparing for the show to go on.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management

5 TED Talks Every Criminal Justice Major Should Watch

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 19, 2014 7:58:00 AM

If you’re studying criminal justice – or are already working in the field – you might want to check out these TED Talks for some insight and inspiration.

You’re doing all you can to prepare for a future in the criminal justice filed. You’re working hard in your online criminal justice degree program studying law enforcement, corrections and the courts. You peruse weekly crime reports and follow the national conversation on homeland security.  You tap into related blogs and websites.

Think you’re ready?

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Faith Enables Cancer Survivor To Earn Online Criminal Justice Degree

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 15, 2014 7:23:00 AM

Carol Cuffee, this year’s Rogich Award recipient, is a mom and grandmother. She served with the Navy in Afghanistan. And she beat breast cancer for the second time while earning a college degree.

Carol Cuffee is not the type of person who gives up.

Born prematurely at 3 pounds, Carol was so tiny that even her father, a minister, had trouble believing that she could pull through. She came home from a Savannah hospital in an incubator, but every time the wind blew, the power went out to the very machine that was keeping her alive. Her mother, however, refused to give up on her little girl and held tightly to her faith that she would survive.

Carol keeps that faith today, carrying it through the twists and turns her life has taken in her career, motherhood and health.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

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