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4 ways to show police leadership

While rank-and-file police officers who are thrust into managerial roles may have some clues about their new responsibilities, becoming an effective department leader can take a bit of trial and error.

“One of the interesting things about law enforcement is that when someone ...

5 ways to advance your career as a police officer

You made it through the police academy and are working as a patrol officer. But you have your sights set on being promoted from beat cop to detective — or perhaps one day, even chief of police.

As with many jobs, moving up takes dedication: You need time to learn the ...

5 emerging criminal justice fields

The future of criminal justice is high-tech — from police beats to border security to the courts. “Science and technology are going to play a huge role in criminal justice over the next 20 years,” according to Steven Campas, a retired police commander and campus college chair for the University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security at the Sacramento Valley ...

5 key safety questions for potential homeowners

As the country’s real estate market gets back on its feet, house hunters are finding a wide range of properties on the market — especially in neighborhoods that were on the rise when the housing bubble burst in 2008. For a few years, these up-and-coming areas were caught in limbo. Now, potential homeowners are giving them a fresh look....

5 ways to reduce crime in your neighborhood

As technology has gotten more sophisticated, so, too, has crime prevention. Simply leaving a light on when you go on vacation may no longer be enough to prevent a burglary. Keith Roberts, criminal justice instructor at the University of Phoenix Southern California Campus, offers tips for keeping the streets in your neighborhood safe:...

5 challenges facing the corrections industry

The poor economy has affected our society in a variety of ways, and the prison system has not been spared from what often feels like across-the-board budget cuts and closings. The result: The corrections industry is facing big challenges and needs people with bold ideas, says Fay DeMeyer, an instructor in the criminal justice program at the University of Phoenix Salem Learning ...

How to stop repeat offenders from doing time — time and again

Henry Earl of Lexington, Ky., has been arrested more than 1,300 times. Since the ’90s, he’s spent roughly twice as much of his life in jail as he has out.

His incredibly lengthy rap sheet and quirky mug shots have made him a pop icon on the Internet. What seems to pique people’s interest is his inability ...

5 ways women in prison behave differently than men

While the vast majority of people in the U.S. corrections system are male, female offender populations are growing.

“With this increase comes considerable challenges,” says Mark Reinhardt, MS, area chair for the College of Criminal Justice and Security at University of ...

The effects of mob mentality on crowd control

Recent incidents of what the media has dubbed “flash mob crime” have led to greater focus on crowd control and mob response among law enforcement departments nationwide. While flash mob crime might be a relatively new concept, it’s just the latest manifestation of a well-known kind of crime — mob violence....