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Loyola Hunting for More Criminal Justice Students

Loyola University New Orleans hopes a little sleuthing challenge can help it nab more students for its online criminal justice degree program. The university recently launched an Internet-based game called “The Criminal Justice Challenge & Photo Hunt,” which was crafted to show potential students how the skills and knowledge learned in Loyola’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program co ...

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Stanford Law Professor Wins Legal Fiction Prize

Paul Goldstein, an intellectual property lawyer and longtime Stanford Law School professor, has won the 2013 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for his novel “Havana Requiem.” Goldstein, 70, accepted the honor at a ceremony in September, saying in his acceptance speech that he celebrated the award by re-reading Harper Lee’s classic book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “It is absolutely an enduring and very specia ...

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Digital Forensics Education, Training and Certification Guide

Advances in technology are rapidly changing how investigators collect and analyze evidence. With the latest tools at their disposal, digital forensics specialists help identify suspects and solve crimes. Employment in this field can be found in the public and private sectors, whether it is working for a government agency or as a private investigator. A career in digital or computer forensics usually require ...

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Criminology Vs. Criminal Justice: What’s the Difference?

Potential students looking for a career that helps protect society, prevent crime and help during times of crisis may be interested in pursuing a degree in criminal justice or criminology. Unfortunately, not knowing the differences between these two areas is a common issue. Though criminology and criminal justice share certain similarities, there are also distinctions between the subjects. Understanding the ...

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Inside Criminal Justice: Degrees, Careers and the System

Criminal justice can be summed up by the first line in the U.S. Department of Justice’s mission statement: “To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law.” Upholding the law, protecting citizens, preventing and solving crime and prosecuting lawbreakers are some of the duties that criminal justice professionals work toward. There are many different departments, positio ...

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