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About Criminal Justice Degree Schools

Started in 2010, Criminal Justice Degree Schools is the definitive site for learning how to start your criminal justice career. We have the resources and relationships you need to find the perfect criminal justice school to get your degree and launch your successful career, with up-to-date information on criminal justice degree programs, career paths, and job opportunities.

Published by Project 8 Labs LLC, Criminal Justice Degree Schools is headquartered in the Seattle metro area and has been a Better Business Bureau accredited business since 2012.

Editorial Team

Audrey Stoffle
Audrey Stoffle is the Chief Editor of Criminal Justice Degree Schools. A graduate of Berea College, she has a BA in English with a writing emphasis and a minor in Spanish. Audrey has worked as Editor for a literary magazine, Appalachian Heritage, and has taught English as a foreign language in Seville, Spain. Her writing and editing work has appeared on a variety of career and travel websites.

When she’s not writing, Audrey enjoys running, tennis, photography, and biking around Atlanta.

Laura McPherson
Laura McPherson is the Associate Editor of Criminal Justice Degree Schools. Laura studied technical writing at Northern Illinois University before attending Eastern New Mexico University to earn a degree in career and technical education. She is a professional writer contributing to online and print publications in education as well as business, law, and other topics.

Laura lives in Chicago and enjoys travel, photography, and reading in her spare time.

Experts and Contributors

Charles Sipe
After serving in the US Army Charles Sipe attended the University of Washington and graduated in 2006. He has worked as a web editor since 2008 and currently lives in the greater Seattle area. He has written multiple career pieces featured on major university career websites and has had articles featured on other major sites.

Guest Experts and Contributors

Sue Rahr
Sue Rahr is the former sheriff of King County, Washington, and the first female to have held that post. She is currently executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and served on President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. She graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. You can watch Sue Rahr’s interview with Criminal Justice Degree Schools here and read more about her on Wikipedia.

Gary Raney
Gary Raney is the Sheriff of Ada County, Idaho, heading the largest law enforcement agency in the state. Sheriff Raney is active in the community and has served as a board member for many organizations, including the Ada County Drug and Mental Health Court, the Idaho Criminal Justice Grant Council, the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Corrections, and the Pretrial Justice Institute. Sheriff Raney holds a Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University and has graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command, the FBI National Executive Institute, and the FBI National Academy. You can find out more about Sheriff Raney on his LinkedIn page.

See other expert contributors:

David Couper, Madison Wisconsin Chief of Police (Ret.)
Dr. Scott, Thornsley, Chair, Criminal Justice Administration, Mansfield University
Jason R. Collins, FBI Intelligence Analysts Association
Michael Welner, MD, Forensic Psychologist
Kristine Custodio, San Diego Paralegal Association President
Lori Boris, Minnesota Paralegal Association President

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National Center for Education Statistics
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics
US Department of Homeland Security
US Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Federal Bureau of Prisons
US News & World Report

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Forensic Magazine
Computer Crime Research Center
Maine Criminal Justice Academy
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University of North Carolina Wilmington

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