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 […]

Common Misconceptions About Criminology

Criminology careers are a hot topic today, and according to most predictions, they will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. But among all this increased interest, a few misconceptions about the field are being spread around. This post will help set you straight on a couple of these myths and let you know the […]

Criminologist Salary: How Much Does Criminology Pay?

How Much Do Criminologists Make? This is usually the first question for people interested in criminology degree programs, as it’s natural to want to know what salary you can expect once you’re found employment. Very soon, however, you’ll find out that there is no quick and easy answer. Criminology careers are extremely varied, and there […]

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

When you’re investigating careers in crime-related fields, you might be a little confused about the difference between criminology and criminal justice, which might seem like complete synonyms. In reality, there is a difference between the two fields, although they are very closely related. Criminal justice is study of the real-world systems that deal with crime, […]

What is Criminology? Development and History of the Field

What makes someone become a criminal? Is it solely an individual choice? What role does a person’s environment play in their criminal behavior? How should former criminals be re-introduced into our society? These are just some of the questions that have obsessed criminologists for centuries. Although you may be focused on exciting careers on the […]