Great Blogs for Criminal Justice Students – Part 2

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Blogs can provide information not often found on high-profile news sites or search engines (photo courtesy of woven in my heart on flickr).

Below is a continuation of a previous article posted that outlines excellent Criminal Justice blogs. These blogs can be use for fun, research, or to just gain an insight into whether or not the world of criminal justice would be a career interest to you. Enjoy!

8. View from the Cop

Created and contributed to by Steve Rose, a police information officer, this blog is an excellent resource for those in the criminal justice industry and simply interested about the day-to-day happenings of a uniformed officer. This blog’s entries focusing on the real-life events experienced by a current police officer; no glitz, no glamour, no Hollywood.

9. Take All Prisoners

Marisa Mauro Psy. D., a clinical psychologist at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, is the author of this blog that details the psychological side of crime. With common topics ranging from characteristics of psychopaths to children who murder, Dr. Mauro’s blog offers a unique “inside” look on the why’s of crime.

10. Criminal Justice Degree, College and Career Blog

Radek M. Gadek, a graduate of Boston University’s Masters in Criminal Justice program, started this blog to offer his take on top criminal justice colleges in the United States. One this led to another and now the blog regularly discusses careers in law enforcement and answers common questions students ask.

11. LAPD Blog

The LAPD blog provides inside information on the largest law enforcement agency in the United States. Statistics and news alerts on Los Angeles crimes, police department initiatives, and even crimes caught on video, can all be found on this user-friendly blog.

12. Neuroethics and Law Blog

Adam Kolber, the author of this blog, is currently a professor at Brooklyn Law School. His blog is written by numerous law and justice professionals and focuses on ethical issues related to law and crime. A particular connection is made between crime, the brain, and one’s cognitive abilities.

13. Discover Policing

This blog has been active since 2008 and is grant-funded from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, among others. The blog does not have a specific focus, outside of law enforcement, but recent articles include law enforcement agencies, a salute to female officers, and careers in law enforcement.

14. City of Eden Prairie Police Blog

Written by the police from the city of Eden Prairie, this blog provides current information on events happening in around Eden Prairie. The city, which is located in just outside of Minneapolis, welcomes all members of the police force to contribute to the blog. Recent topics include Catching a Thief, the Polar Plunge, and Speed Week.

15. Crime Magazine

Advertised as “an encyclopedia of crime” the Crime Magazine provides such an exorbitant amount of information one could spend hours, possibly days, exploring its postings. Written by over forty different authors, this blog covers everything associated with crime and law enforcement. Articles include, but are definitely not limited to, prisons, assassinations, celebrity crime and sex crimes. In addition, film, private studies, and print resources are also addressed.

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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