Criminal Justice is a problem-based field of study focusing on the nature of crime and the agencies and processes that respond to crime in a democratic society. The principal elements of criminology are social science theory and research methods that explore all aspects of crime and justice issues. Criminal Justice also examines crime prevention and crime control efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Research strategies Written & presentation skills Ethics and moral values
Understanding societies' reaction to crimes Interviewing skills Considerations of gender & race
Strong background in humanities, social science, & natural science Quantitative skills Broad understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system
Skills in research methodology Computer literacy Critical thinking
Ability to identify and analyze social problems and develop solutions Understanding nature of crimes Knowledge of legal structures
Decision-making Patience Supervision & management skills

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Entry Level

 

Litigation Manager Fish & Game Warden US Marshall
Loss Prevention Specialist Military Officer Industrial Security Specialist
Naval Investigator Law Clerk Non-Profit Organization
Social Worker Paralegal Teacher
Park Ranger US Customs Agent Police Officer
Airport Security Officer Postal Service Investigator Bailiff
Pre-Trial Services Officer Body Guard Private Security Officer
Border Patrol Agent Probation & Parole Officer CIA Agent
Public Safety Officer Victim Services Specialist Community Service Coordinator
Youth Advocate Compliance Manager Customs Agent
Corrections Officer Deportation Officer Court Administrator
Deputy Marshall Court Clerk Detective
Housing/Tenant Rep. Discrimination Investigator Juvenile Court Counselor
Drug Enforcement Agent SBI Agent Employment Agency Recruiter
Secret Service Agent Environmental Conservation Officer Sheriff
FBI Agent

 

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Additional Education/Experience

 

Law Librarian Attorney Police Detective
Coroner Penologist FBI Agent
Criminologist Criminal Investigator Corrections Facilities Manager
Warden Contracts Administrator

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Armed Forces Central Intelligence Agency Corporate Security Offices
Courts - Juvenile or Adult Crime Labs Crisis Centers
Customs & Border Protection Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Treatment Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Department of Corrections Juvenile Detention Center
Juvenile Justice Programs Prison Systems Private Detective Agencies
Private Security/Surveillance Firms US Department of Justice US Secret Service
Victim/Witness Services Youth Facilities Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Internal Revenue Service

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • American Criminal Justice Association
  • FAU Social Forum
  • Phi Alpha Delta

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

Law Enforcement

 

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Court

 

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Correction

 

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Federal

 

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State and Local

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Book of US Government Jobs
  • Career Planning in Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminology
  • Careers in Government
  • FBI Careers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Careers
  • Military Careers
  • Opportunities in Federal Government
  • Opportunities in Forensic Science Careers
  • Opportunities in Law Enforcement
  • Opportunities in Military Careers
  • Resumes for Social Services Careers
  • The FBI Career Guide
  • The Students' Federal Career Guide
  • Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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