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Careers in Criminal Justice

There are numerous opportunities when choosing a career with a Criminal Justice degree, and the opportunities are endless when it comes to moving from one profession to another. The purpose of this post is to educate the readers on the number of possibilities that do exist with a degree in Criminal Justice.

When most people think of a criminal justice program, they immediately think that you are studying to be a law enforcement officer.  While that may be partially true, the law enforcement profession has quite a few areas that you can get involved with.

Below is a partial sample of the careers that would be available to you with degree:

  • Police Officer/Detective
  • ATF Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Border Patrol
  • Customs Agent
  • District Attorney
  • Military Career
  • Corrections Officer
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Social Worker

The above is just a partial list, and there are many opportunities that exist within each of these areas.

As you can see, a number of these careers existing within the Federal Government, and what better place to work then the United States of America.  Just do a little bit of research on the benefits available to you by working for the Federal Government.

The whole purpose of this post was to educate you on the number of things you can do with a Criminal Justice degree.  Take a look at the programs that exist across many different colleges and universities.  You won’t be disappointed in the career options that are available to you.

How Reliable Are Credit Card Debt Settlement Companies

Credit card debt settlement companies are always trying to lure customers with attractive offers. Such offers of reducing debt payments by more than half are very tempting for people who are unable to keep up with their credit card payments and are getting buried deep into debt.

The important question is: Are these advertisements of the so-called debt settlement companies reliable? Of late, many doubts have been cast over the debt settlement industry.

Flawed Method

Let us see the usual model followed by debt settlement companies when it comes to payday loans. When you sign up for a debt settlement program, the company will ask you for a lump sum. It will use this money to negotiate with the debtor, offering the debtor this amount in return for getting the debt settled.

Unfortunately, this model of settling a debt does you more harm than good. Occasionally, the debtcompany may noa part of the amount as fees.

The negotiation tactic used by the debt settlement companies is to delay the payments on your debt. There will be no payment made to settle your debt for at least six months, after which your debt would be written off as a loss. The debt settlement company will then approach the credit card company and make an offer. At this time, the credit card company will be more than eager to settle the debt. Your money is held by the debt settlement company for a long period before being used to settle your debt.

Bad Credit

This entire process will clearly upset your credit score owing to the large number of missed payments. Moreover, the debt settlement companies are not really reducing your debt. If you are ready to take the risk of a low credit score, it is better to approach the lender directly and negotiate for settlement. You will save yourself from having to give any money to a middleman or increase of the interest rates and penalties on your debt.

Risk of Fraud

Some debt settlement companies run a scam and deceive customers. They might take their fees and then disappear. You might end up in a situation of increased debt, poor credit score and further loss. Think twice before putting your faith in any debt settlement company. It is easy to get attracted to their marketing gimmicks, so exercise caution.


Blogging Wisdom

I often get asked, what’s the best way to set up a blog? There’s really no right or wrong answer to this, but my reply is often what is it that you want to use a blog for? Depending upon the answer I get, that helps me identify what the best approach to setting up a blog is for this individual.

You see, there are many types of different blogging platforms to use (see the following list):

  1. Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
  2. WordPress.com
  3. Blogger
  4. Tumblr
  5. and more…

If you are just looking to create a personal blog, I would suggest going with a WordPress.com account or even a Blogger account. Both of these can get you up and running for literally zero cost. If you are looking to attract readers to a unique domain, I suggest going the self-hosted route, as this gives you a whole lot of control over your blog. I stay away from Tumblr, mainly because I don’t know much about this platform, but it seems to be more spammy then other platforms and I don’t like my blogs to be associated with that type of content. In my opinion, it’s also harder to rank in the search engines when using Tumblr then it is with other blogging platforms.

If you are going the WordPress route, either self-hosted or through their website, there is an excellent article on a new blogging site that helps you if you are just starting a new blog. The site is called Blogging Flail, and is aimed towards the new blogger. The article above covers the main points on finding the right domain, hosting platform, configuring WordPress, and writing your first post. It’s really a good read, and they’ve broken things out in logical sections so you can focus only on the items you are interested in.

So be sure to do your research before you make any decisions on starting with a blogging platform. Some of definitely geared towards a specific use more then others are. I do highly recommend the WordPress route, as this will give you the most options and flexibility that you’ll need for your blog going forward.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is a program or practice focused on deterring crime. The criminal justice system is made up of the following 3 parts:

  1. Legislative (creates the laws)
  2. Courts (judges the laws)
  3. Corrections (punishes the law breakers)

There are a number of schools that offer Criminal Justice programs, and upon graduation one can work in a variety of disciplines that make up any of the above 3 parts. These programs can range from an associates degree, to a bachelors degree, or even a masters degree in some cases.

As far as career’s in criminal justice go, there is a wide range to choose from.  We’ll write another post the delves deeper into the career choices that are related to criminal justice.