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Evolution of community corrections

“Community corrections” refers to any program that supervises offenders outside of the prison system, including probation, parole, work release, day reporting centers or residential “halfway house” programs. Community corrections has a long history in the United States, where there are pre...

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Examining the Events and Laws Surrounding the Issue

“Terrorism” is a term that holds strong connotations in the United States and across the world. If the Oxford Dictionary defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in pursuit of politi...

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Communication Skills in Criminal Justice

Criminology is a branch of sociology that focuses on the causes, effects and social impact of crimes. In many ways, the social aspect of criminology defines the field. For the criminologist, the ability to shift between conveying information with authority and listening carefully with compassion l...

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Exploring Innovations in Police Work

As technology evolves, it adapts to our social habits and expectations while simultaneously broadening our awareness of local, national and international current events. In recent years, this has included greater awareness of community-police relations, a few s...

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Severe punishments for drug-related offenses—particularly possession of marijuana—have historically triggered global public outcry, causing many nations to rethink their approach to the applicable drug laws.

Here in the United States, decriminalization laws for marijuana were first passed in the 1...

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While crime frequently dominates the news cycle, the needs of victims are all too often overlooked. Those most deeply affected have their stories buried and their voices silenced, even as criminals sometimes rise to the status of pseudo-celebrities.

The growing field of victimology turns attention...

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If you've looked into a career in criminology and criminal justice, you've likely noticed how different types of crime can feed into hiring trends across the industry. In our infographic below, you can view 10 fast facts that help fuel the growing career opportunities in the field.

Crime Stats Infographic

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