Monday, January 30, 2017

Interested in teaching and earning a Master's degree? Consider MCERT

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UMPD Community Police Academy

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The University of Maryland Police Department is having a Community Police Academy starting February 8th, concluding on April 19th with a graduation ceremony.  It will take place each Wednesday night at their Training Facility and it is open to all who live, work, or attend school in College Park.  Information about the class and the application are on the UMPD websiteApplications are due by February 1, 2017.   

The idea of the class is to be an informal setting that will encourage conversation among participants and police officers.  Participants will be introduced to the academic and practical aspects of a police academy and will become familiar with such topics as traffic law, crime scene investigations, and criminal law.  There will also be an opportunity to participate in a ride-along with an officer.  The academy experience will also include practical exercises and scenarios faced by police officers.  This will be a unique experience to bring together, in a non-confrontational, learning environment, an array of citizens who will be encouraged to express their thoughts openly and honestly.

Join Beyond the Classroom - A Living-Learning Program

Beyond the Classroom is an interdisciplinary living-learning program for upper-level undergraduate students interested in:
  • Internships related to local, national, and global issues
  • Meaningful and impactful social change
  • Leadership and advocacy for NPOs and NGOs
  • Civic engagement and community service
  • Researching solutions to real-world problems

Beyond the Classroom is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Education Abroad Hiring Peer Mentors and Communications Intern

Image result for education abroad umdEducation Abroad is hiring for two student positions in our office.  Below are descriptions of the positions.

EA Peer Mentor - Help other students take advantage of the #TerpsAbroad experience by sharing your study abroad story (and getting paid to do it!). Peer mentors conduct general advising, guide students towards resources for study abroad and participate in EA outreach events such as class visits, panels and presentations. Apply by January 19th. More info here

Online Communications Intern - Get involved with EA's communication strategy team. Our online communications intern will get experience managing professional social media accounts, developing new outreach campaigns and learning how to creatively market and promote student experiences. We are looking for motivated students with an interest in writing and communications. More info here

Gainesville Florida Police Department Hiring

ImageThe Gainesville Florida Police Department is actively seeking diversified candidates to serve their community.  The Gainesville Police Department will be testing applicants each month.  Please visit their website for further details regarding employment opportunities and eligibility requirements.  Current testing dates are: March 12, 2017 and April 10-12, 207 for new police officers.

To apply, please visit the City of Gainesville's Employment page .  Next, click on "Apply for Available Positions," then click on "Background Forms" and thoroughly complete the following:
  • Background Data Packet
  • Background Waiver
  • Physician Recommendation forms

Note: The City of Gainesville Human Resource department will instruct qualified candidates when to mail-in the Background forms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spring 2017 CCJS 418B Course Description

CCJS418B Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Cyber Investigations

Prerequisite: CCJS100, CCJS105        Th  4:00PM – 6:45PM
Cybercrime research has grown in visibility and importance during the last two decades. Nevertheless, despite the growing public interest in cybercrime and its consequences for businesses and individuals, only scant attention has been given in the criminological discipline to investigation and understanding of this new type of crime. The purpose of this course is to introduce students with the technical, social and legal aspects of cybercrime as well as expose students to theories and tools that enable scientific exploration of this phenomenon.

In the first few weeks of the semester we will learn about the computer and the internet, and discuss several definitions and typologies of cybercrime. Then we will discuss the hacker, the victim and the IT manger, review various theories of crime causation, and assess the relevance of these theories in the context of cyber space. We will then describe several technical tools that allow the collection of data from the Internet. We will conclude with a discussion on the legal issues affected and created by online crime.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Job Opportunity: Legal Assistant/Secretary

Image result for Law Offices of Debra A. ThomasThe Law Offices of Debra A. Thomas in Towson, MD is seeking a Legal Assistant/Secretary.  This is a small law firm with two attorneys and two staff members. The law firm primarily handles personal injury cases, as well as wills, probate, and family law. The law office is seeking a candidate with exceptional organizational skills to man the front desk. This person will open up the office, order supplies, review and scan mail, order medical records, call insurance companies to set up claims, type letters, send faxes, issue checks, answer phones, trouble shoot office problems, accounting, and type pleadings. The candidate must be able to multitask and work in a team environment. The candidate must be able to type and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

Job Type: Full-time
Job Location:  Towson, MD
Questions: Please contact Ms. Jada Brewer at