School of Justice Studies Blog

Written by Rasmussen College - School of Justice Studies instructors and students, the justice studies blog shares criminal justice articles and infographics about career and educational paths in law enforcement, paralegal studies, and health services.

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Human Services vs. Social Work vs. Psychology: Which Degree is Right for Me?

There are important distinctions to make between the three degree fields. This guide will provide you important information from the U.S. Department of Labor to help you determine the best option for you. Take a closer look at the most common jobs associated with each degree and picture yourself in these positions.

Positive Police Stories That Will Change Your Mind About Law Enforcement

You thought a career in law enforcement would be perfect, but the recent run of bad news for police officers has you reconsidering. Despite some recent negative media coverage, police officers go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. These eight stories might make you see officers in a different light.

Why Become a Police Officer? 5 Reasons You Can't Ignore

Why become a police officer? It’s a great choice for anyone seeking a satisfactory salary, respect in their community and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Learn about some of the appealing aspects of becoming a police officer.

6 Social Work Skills That Come Naturally to Moms

You may have played with the idea of getting into a career that allows you to serve others, but the thought of what it will take to get there is still daunting. Before you throw out the idea, take a moment to read about the social work skills you’ve already mastered as a parent.

I Want to Be a Police Officer ... Now What?

You know you want to be a police officer, but you still want a little more information before making a commitment. We identified some of the most common questions someone in your shoes is likely asking.

5 Can't-Miss Criminal Justice Courses

The Rasmussen College criminal justice program is chock full of fascinating courses that will provide you the knowledge and hands-on training needed to succeed in law enforcement. Here's a sneak peek into five of the courses you can expect.

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