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Timothy Roufa
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Attended Florida State University
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
    AA, 1995 - 1997
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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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A day in the life of a police officer is tough, but it can be just as hard for the people who wed those officers. Learn what marrying a cop is like.
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In the United States, police carry fireamrs to protect themselves and others. Find out why they train to shoot the way they do.
When a subject is killed in a police shooting, people often wonder why officers didn't aim for the leg or arm. Unfortunately, it's not so simple.
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For former police officers, finding a new career after and early retirement can be difficult and stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Police learn valuable skills that make them a perfect fit for almost any career outside of law enforcement. Learn how to accentuate your strengths and better prepare for life after law enforcement.
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Professional courtesy refers to special treatment given to professionals due to a sense of kindred spirit and shad experiences. For police officers, it often carries with it the expectation of leniency. Should officers receive special treatment when they break the law, or should they be held to a higher standard?
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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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Learn all about the highest-paying jobs in criminal justice and criminology and unlock your true earning potential by finding out how to get hired.
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While a picture is worth a thousand words, police videos may be worth a thousand questions. Find out why a single video may not tell the whole story.
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There's a perception that the divorce rate for people who work in law enforcement is higher than average, but is that really true? Find out what the numbers actually say about the divorce rate for police officers.
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Don't let these simple mistakes keep you from a great job...
Criminal justice and criminology jobs have high standards when it comes to past behavior. Even seemingly small things can keep you from getting hired.
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