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Career In Criminal Justice

What is Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.

The criminal justice system is a three part system. First you have the people who break the laws, the criminals, and the people who protect the laws the law enforcement agencies. Once someone is arrested by a police officer they are booked in to the correctional system. The correctional system is another of the three pieces to the criminal justice system. After being arrested and booked into jail the person arrested has their day in court. The legal system is the third part to the criminal justice system

Below StudentsReview has listed some typical employment opportunities available to those who hold degrees in criminal justice.

Depending on the path you choose to take in your criminal justice career you can expect to spend anywhere from 0 to 4 years in school for a career in law enforcement and 6 to 8 years in school for a career as a lawyer.

Career paths with a degree in criminal justice

  • Police Officer
  • Fish and Wildlife Officer
  • Federal Agent
  • Insurance Investigation
  • Fire Investigator
  • Paralegal / Legal Assistant
  • Probation Officer / Corrections Officer
  • Detective / Criminal Investigator
  • Security Officer
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Computer Forensics
Criminal Justice Educator
Corrections Officer$38k/annually
Fire Inspector$53k/annually
Private Investigator$45k/annually
Security Guard$24k/annually
Court Reporter$48k/annually
Arbitrator / Mediator$61k/annually
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