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What is Criminal Justice Really?

In theory what is it?

This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options.

What is it used for?

Law Enforcement, and Investigations in crimes.

What does the major actually entail - work-wise?

Written & presentation skills Research strategies Understanding nature of crimes

Understanding societies' reaction to crimes Ethics and moral values Decision-making

Considerations of gender & race Interviewing skills Patience

Quantitative skills Strong background in humanities, social science, & natural science Ability to identify and analyze social problems and develop solutions

Skills in research and scientific methodology Broad understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system Knowledge of legal structures

Critical thinking Computer literacy Supervision & management skills

What kind of jobs do you get with it?

*Airport Security Officer *Criminologist *Law Librarian *Real Estate Portfolio Manager
  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Agent
  • *Customs Agent *Litigation Manager *Revenue Officer
  • Attorney
  • *Deportation Officer *Media Criminologist *Sanitation Officer
  • Bailiff
  • *Deputy Marshall *Military Officer *SBI Agent
  • Body Guard
  • *Detective *Naval Investigator *Secret Service Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • *Discrimination Investigator *Non-Profit Organization Advocate *Sheriff
  • Child Support Agency Worker
  • *District Attorney *Paralegal *Social Worker
  • CIA Agent
  • *Drug Enforcement Agent *Park Ranger *Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • *Employment Agency Recruiter *Penologist *Surveillance Office
  • Compliance Manager
  • *Environmental Conservation Officer *Police Detective *Teacher
  • Contracts Administrator
  • *FBI Agent *Police Officer/Manager *US Customs Agent
  • Coroner
  • *Fish & Game Warden *Postal Service Investigator *US Marshall
  • Corrections Facilities Manager
  • *Franchise Coordinator *Pre-Trial Services Officer *Victim Services Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • *Housing/Tenant Representative *Private Investigator *Warden
  • Court Administrator
  • *Industrial Security Specialist *Private Security Officer *Witness Protection Program Worker
  • Court Clerk
  • *Jailer *Probation & Parole Officer *Youth Advocate
  • Court Reporter
  • *Juvenile Court Counselor *Public Defender *Real Estate Closing Agent
  • Criminal Investigator
  • *Law Clerk *Public Safety Officer *Law Enforcement Officer

    What are the fellow students like (personalitywise) in it?

    Outgoing, Friendly, Nice, Analytical, Organized and Smart.

    Common Misconceptions

    People think you do not make much money but you can make over 40 thousand per year.
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    Criminal Major unemployment rate

    _ Criminal All Majors
    Unemployed %5 %7
    Minimum Wage %6 %4
    All Others %88 %88
    More: Unemployment for all Majors *** not counting stay at home parents *** not counting those currently in grad school

    Are things going well in Criminal?

    Going Well %84
    Not Going Well %16
    More: All Majors Satisfaction ??? This is a social "life satisfaction" question. Overall, would people who graduated with a degree in Criminal say that their life is going well? It could be interpreted in terms of stress, salary, long hours, future prospects, etc. *** not counting those currently in grad school

    Graduates who stayed in Criminal

    Still in Field %57
    Got out %43
    More: All Majors Still in field ??? A high "got out" percentage can be interpreted a couple of ways -- for instance, perhaps the major is a great stepping stone to becoming a totally different career -- like a doctor. Or perhaps the jobs one gets with the major just aren't that great. *** not counting those currently in grad school
    I liked my years at NAU.I liked my years at NAU. I got into more "prestigious" schools but choose NAU because of its innovative Criminal Justice program. I was not dissappointed. I felt my professor were knowledgable, accessible, and goodRead reviewCriminalNorthern Arizona University Reviews
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    I recently graduated from Bellevue UniversityI recently graduated from Bellevue University with a BS in Criminal Justice online with a 3.86 gpa. The program was excellent and challenging. I would like to say some of the other posts were wrongRead reviewCriminalBellevue University Reviews
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    Bay State College was the BIGGEST wasteBay State College was the BIGGEST waste of time and money i can imagine. For one the curriculum was garbage. The "instructors" gave more actual world insight to me than actual knowledge. The office staff,Read reviewCriminalBay State College Reviews
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    The Criminal Justice program is well known throughoutThe Criminal Justice program is well known throughout the recruiting rings. I got a job offer before I even graduated(out of State). In my year of hire 0ver 900 people applied for this position andRead reviewCriminalFerris State University Reviews
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    Campus crime and incidentBy The TartanBraden Kelner Apr 27, 2014 Alcohol Amnesty April 19, 2014 University Police and CMU EMS responded to the ninth floor of Webster Hall in reference to a call for AlcoholCarnegie Mellon University Reviewsread→
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    AJU offered me an opportunity to pursue anAJU offered me an opportunity to pursue an accredited MS degree in Criminal Justice via long distance/internet, w/o having to sacrifice my job. Having graduated from a century old, traditional university, in comparing andRead reviewCriminalAndrew Jackson University Reviews
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