Criminal Matters

Ancient Genes?  Biological Urges in Serial Murder

Ancient Genes? Biological Urges in Serial Murder

I just spent an unsettling hour or so reading an article I came across searching for something else in Proquest(isn’t that what always happens?). I started reading Cruelty’s rewards: The gratifications of perpetrators and spectators, by [...]

What’s the Point of a Criminal Justice Degree?

What’s the Point of a Criminal Justice Degree?

I am often asked by students what they can do with the Criminal Justice degree they earn here at Florida Tech Online.   I had a successful career in law enforcement with degrees in business and public [...]

Are We De-sensitizing Society from the Results of Violence?

Are We De-sensitizing Society from the Results of Violence?

In 1967 I was 12 years old, and I still clearly remember two movie experiences.  One was a major feature film, Bonnie and Clyde, and the other a B-movie war drama, Beach Red.  Of course, in [...]

Do We Teach Police Academy Topics in Criminal Justice?

Do We Teach Police Academy Topics in Criminal Justice?

One of my Criminal Justice students recently asked for more detail about Miranda Rights after I pointed out that she stated some incorrect “common knowledge” about being read your rights in a recent essay.  This took place in an [...]

Criminal Justice and Foreign Policy

Criminal Justice and Foreign Policy

Criminal Justice in America does not exist in a vacuum.  International and trans-national crime are major issues for local, state, and national criminal justice agencies.  That’s why Florida Tech Online Criminal Justice students take a course [...]

Parsing the Platforms:  Criminal Justice Planks for the Upcoming Election

Parsing the Platforms: Criminal Justice Planks for the Upcoming Election

By Jim Reynolds, Academic Program Chair for Online Criminal Justice In the advent of the nationwide elections taking place soon I wanted to examine the platforms of the two major political parties relative to the criminal [...]

Blood Feuds and Honor Killing: Not Just Foreign Affairs

Blood Feuds and Honor Killing: Not Just Foreign Affairs

By Jim Reynolds, Academic Program Chair for Online Criminal Justice In the West we often think of blood feuds and honor killings as a Middle Eastern practice.  Much has been made in recent media accounts of honor [...]

Comprehending Mass Murder – Can We Even Try?

Comprehending Mass Murder – Can We Even Try?

By Jim Reynolds, Academic Program Chair for Online Criminal Justice What lessons will arise from the recent spate of spree and mass murders in our country?  A dozen people were killed and dozens more wounded in [...]