The Similarities Between Criminology and Criminal Defense

Crime has been a part of the human experience for thousands if not millions of years. In the modern world, that means a wide variety of careers are now available that have something to do with crime or criminals. These typically break down into two major groups: criminology and criminal defense or – more correctly […]

Where Are the Best Places to Buy Police Gear?

In our last article we took a look at what types of gear are normally carried by law enforcement, as well as the details of what they generally have to pay for themselves versus what might be provided or covered by their department. If you’re an officer who needs to outfit him or herself with […]

What Equipment Do Police Officers Carry? (And Do They Buy It Themselves?)

If you’re a law enforcement officer, you’re obviously doing a vital job that gets downright dangerous at times. Because of the nature of the work, you need to have high quality gear you know will hold up in a stressful situation. Just about anyone could tell you that a police officer will carry a firearm […]

How to Find the Best Tactical Knife for Police, Combat and Utility

There exists a nearly endless variety of knives designed for different purposes, ranging from small folding knives for simple tasks to huge chef’s knives for use in food preparation. But there’s one type of knife in particular that’s deployed in more extreme situations, and it could even end up saving your life. I’m talking about […]

Choosing the Best Tactical Backpack with Military, Police Utility

Backpacks are a dime a dozen and you can pick one up for very cheap, but when your needs are more specialized you demand a certain type of bag that’s cut out for the job. You’ll hear a lot of terms getting thrown around for these more heavy duty packs: tactical backpack, police backpack, military […]

What Are the Best Handcuffs on the Market Today?

If you’re a law enforcement officer, a good pair of handcuffs is an essential tool you need to do your job of apprehending suspected criminals. Depending on the specifics of your job and department, there may come a time when you need to choose a pair for your own use, such as if you want […]

The Historical Influence of Forensics on Criminology Today

by H. E. James On October 25, 1888, the London Met’s Robert Anderson asked one of its police surgeons, Thomas Bond, to review some case notes.  After two weeks, Bond wrote a report for Anderson, concluding that “all five murders were no doubt committed by the same hand. In the first four the throats appear […]

Zero Tolerance for White Collar Crime: Enforcing Strict Laws and Ethical Work Culture Can Do Wonders

From countries on either sides of Atlantic to ones along the Red Sea, Pacific, Mediterranean, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean the single most overwhelming factor that has exposed the man’s negative, amoral character is his insatiable ‘GREED’. The same greed also propels him to commit the most abrasive and shameful of white collar crimes today. […]

Crime Scene Investigation – Metal Detectors Help Crack the Case!

Material evidence is everything when it comes to investigating a crime scene. Thus, metal detectors play a key role in locating necessary pieces of a “crime puzzle.” Police officers and investigators (first to arrive at a crime scene) know all too well the scrutiny they are under in a courtroom when prosecutors are trying to […]

Criminology Distance Education Programs: Are They for Me?

When you’re making the decision of where to get your criminology degree, you must first answer a fundamental question: do you want to study in person or from distance? First, just to clarify, distance learning or distance education in this case means the same thing as online education since we are talking about an entire degree […]