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Women Discuss Breaking the Glass Ceiling with Adult, Criminal Justice Students.

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Do what you love. Find something you are good at. Get comfortable being uncomfortable as that is the only way you are going to grow.

That was some strong advice from some strong women. Saint Leo University’s Adult Education Center at University Campus hosted its second Criminal Justice Speaker Showcase on April 7 and the five guest speakers were women who have advanced in their law enforcement careers or in other words, “broken the glass ceiling.”

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Topics: Criminal Justice

What Can You Do With a Criminal Justice Degree?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Trying to decide what area of study you want to get your bachelor’s degree in is a major decision. And it’s one that you shouldn’t take lightly because it is the degree field you choose that ultimately dictates how satisfied you will be with your career, both short and long-term.

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Topics: Career Planning, Criminal Justice

You Have Your B.A. in Criminal Justice, So Now What Can You Do?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 8, 2016 1:31:45 PM

While some people aspire to get their bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and work as a police officer, corrections officer, probation officer, victim advocate, or in some other similar position, others earn this degree and feel like they want to do more. They’re not satisfied stopping at a four-year degree and want to know what their options are for progressing their law-related careers to higher levels.

Does this sound like you?

If it does, not to worry as you have a couple different options when it comes to advancing your knowledge and pursuing higher level career opportunities. Two of the most notable ones involve either earning your Master’s degree in criminal justice or going for a law degree instead.

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Topics: Adult Learners, Criminal Justice

Virtual Film Fest: 5 Films for Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 28, 2015 2:54:07 PM

Foreign affairs, social justice, and terrorism have daily spots on any worldwide news channel. As films take from daily, tragic happenings (or imagined scenarios) these themes have played a large role in movies today. Some are inspirational, some are scary and complicated, but if you aspire to be in the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security world it's important you expose yourself to these situations in any way possible (even if it’s fiction).

Besides being a thrilling way to kick back and forget about your troubles, watching these kinds of films provides an intriguing opportunity to study society in a way we might not normally be able to do. So, let’s end your vacation time by watching some movies!

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Caught on Camera: Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 15, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Tampa Police Chief, Pasco Sheriff to Discuss at First Criminal Justice Speaker Showcase, April 16

With a national spotlight shining on law enforcement officers because of the shooting deaths of black men by white police officers, Saint Leo University’s Adult Education Center’s first Criminal Justice Speaker Showcase could not be timelier.

The Use of Body Cams in Local Law Enforcement will be the topic at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in TECO Hall in the School of Business building on University Campus.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Do You Want to Help Protect Our Country and Its Borders?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 12, 2015 1:27:00 PM

Ever since the tragedy of 9/11, there has been an increase in the number of people who want to make a career out of protecting our country and its borders from others who seek to do us harm. Others just want to do their part to assist mankind when Mother Nature unleashes her wrath. If you are one of these exceptional people who are more than willing to step up and defend our nation, then you may find it rewarding to pursue a specialization in Homeland Security.

This program was created upon request of the U.S. Navy in an effort to help with the defense of our nation. Proudly, Saint Leo is currently ranked among the nation’s most military friendly schools by Military Advanced Education Magazine, on G.I. Jobs’ list of military friendly schools (where it has been for the past six years), and U.S. World & News Report has listed Saint Leo among the Best Colleges for Veterans.


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Topics: Criminal Justice