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Timothy Roufa
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Lived in St. Louis, Mo.
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    Criminology Careers Expert, 2011 - present
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Timothy Roufa is a professional writer and police academy instructor.  He has worked as an investigator, recruiter and police recruit class coordinator.  He currently serves as the About.com Expert in Criminology Careers, where he writes informational articles and blogs about all things related to working in criminal justice and law enforcement.
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  • Florida State University
    Political Science, 1997 - 1999
  • Tallahassee Community College
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Are there real-life X-files? Is the truth really out there? If so, who is looking for it? Explore the government's involvement in the paranormal.
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Policing is a difficult profession, and public sentiment against police makes the job more so. Police can improve their standing through training.
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So cool...
Though not widely publicized, various law enforcement departments may use a technique known as forensic hypnotism for certain investigations.
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Studies show that a college education can bring numerous benefits, both to police officers and the law enforcement departments that employ them.
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Jobs aren't always all about the money. You can brag about how you spend your days in one of these super cool criminal justice careers.
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Learn the difference between scenario and experience-based interview questions so you can better articulate why you're the right person for the job.
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School season will be here soon, which means it's time to start positioning yourself to take advantage of your future.
Finding jobs in criminal justice and criminology isn't always easy. Learn what you can do to maximize your chances for success in the job search.
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If cases can't be solved, they can't be closed. Instead, they go inactive. Cold case investigators are the folks who solve the unsolvable.
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The Texas Rangers are legendary among law enforcement. Find out what makes Rangers different, what they really do, and how you can work with them.
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If you want to be successful, sometimes you've got to get soft...
Intangible qualities make all the difference in a law enforcement career. Discover what soft skills you really need to be a great police officer.
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Criminal justice careers can be very rewarding, but they're not for everyone. Discover some of the signs that these jobs may not be good for you.
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To be truly successful as a law enforcement leader, you will need to hone your skills and master these five important leadership traits.
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