Bachelor's in Criminal Justice/Criminology

Maryville Online Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice – Program Overview

This video provides insight about the online bachelor’s in criminal justice program at Maryville University. Program director and assistant professor of criminal justice/criminology Geriann Brandt explores topics like: How this program prepares you for a future in the field of criminal justiceAdvice for online studentsFaculty support, engagement, and expertiseInformation on the police academy and non-police academy tracksWhy should you choose Maryville? Transcript Geriann Brandt: Welcome, and thank you very much for your interest in Maryville University. You’ve made this incredibly brave decision about pursuing your career, especially online, and your education, which is going to be so important to your […]

Women in Law Enforcement: History, Accomplishments, and Demand

Tables of Contents Demand for Women in Law EnforcementWomen Leaders in Law EnforcementWomen in Federal Law EnforcementHistory of Women in Law EnforcementPercentage of Women in Law EnforcementWomen Play a Significant Role in Law Enforcement While the number of women working in law enforcement has increased significantly in recent decades, a gender gap persists — only 12% of sworn law enforcement officers at police agencies nationwide are women, according to Police1. At the leadership level, just under 3% of police chiefs at local police departments are women, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. A look into the history of […]

Probation vs. Parole Officer: What Makes Them Different?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 650,000 individuals are released from prison every year. Regardless of the crime, recidivism rates remain high. The National Institute of Justice found that within three years, as many as 68% of former inmates find themselves arrested again. Probation and parole officers perform similar functions within the justice system, helping lower recidivism rates and eliminate repeat offenses through monitoring and guidance. They also offer assistance in job placement and provide access to mental health services. If you’re passionate about helping some of the country’s most at-risk populations, a career as a probation […]

Understanding the Main Types of Crimes: Motivations and Crime Protection

According to a Pew Research poll, violent and property crimes declined by 51% and 54%, respectively, between 1993 and 2018. The motivations for criminal behavior vary. Crime rates in poverty-stricken areas are typically higher, for example, because people might resort to drastic measures when they believe they don’t have the financial resources to survive. Other motivators for criminal activity might include revenge, the thrill of committing a crime, a mental illness, or an addiction. Criminal justice professionals must become familiar with all types of crimes and what motivates some to choose this lifestyle, as well as how to identify criminals, […]

How Future Police Officers Will Adapt to Trends in Law Enforcement

Criminals of all types are now turning to the internet to commit crimes. Individuals are stealing credit card information from online shoppers, running digital blackmail schemes and other scams via social media, and even participating in the sale of guns, drugs, and other illegal items on the internet. Future police officers will need to know how to address these issues and hold criminals responsible for their illegal online activities. Social media monitoring for crime prevention It’s not just the criminals who are making the most of social media platforms. These sites contain data that enables police to more effectively fight […]

How Criminal Justice Professionals Will Fight Future Crimes

Technology has transformed how law enforcement agencies are protecting communities. From body cameras and advanced GPS tracking to drones and social media data, advancements in technology give law enforcement professionals new tools and techniques to fight crime. As these useful technologies become more prevalent in everyday policing, criminologists and criminal justice professionals need advanced skills and experience to better mitigate future crimes, including predictive policing, computer forensics, and technology for community policing. Trends in the Future of Law Enforcement Effective implementation of new technology for criminal justice professionals requires extensive training and support. According to a report from Nuance, over […]

Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice & Bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology Information Session

Transcript Angelica Frais: Hello everyone. Welcome to the Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology Webinar. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to participate. Angelica Frais: My name is Angelica [Frias 00:00:18] and I will be your moderator today. Before we begin, I have a few logistics that I want to cover. Angelica Frais: First, you are in listen only mode, so the presentation is being broadcast through your speakers to avoid any background noise. Second, please feel free to ask questions as we go along. You can do so by typing into the Q&A box at the […]