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 […]

How to Become a Certified Paralegal

Want To Know How To Become A Certified Paralegal? Follow These 5 Simple Steps A paralegal is a person who works as a legal assistant to the lawyer or as an independent contractor for law firms. All over the world, paralegals have an essential position in a law office. They perform numerous duties that help […]

Forensic Criminology Explained: How Does It Differ From Forensics?

By now, you probably have a good general idea of what criminology is, and you might also have an understanding of forensic science. In a nutshell, forensics entails using knowledge in the hard sciences  (biology, chemistry) for use in the legal system, most often related to a crime. Some people are actually thinking of forensics […]

Is Criminology a Requirement to Become a Police Officer?

If you’re interested in becoming a police officer, one of the first steps is to determine what educational requirements the departments will have. A very common question is whether or not a criminology degree is required to become a cop. The short answer is no, but it can be helpful if you do are able […]