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Criminal Justice

About the Program

There are three different areas in Criminal Justice:

  1. Law Enforcement, which is responsible for enforcing the law.
  2. Courts, which safeguard the judicial process.
  3. Corrections, which provide custody, treatment and rehabilitation.
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Careers Opportunities

This field offers three career paths:

  • Law enforcement: police, sheriff’s patrol, federal law enforcement, FBI, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Customs Drug Enforcement Agency, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • The courts and the judicial process: probation officer, victim’s advocate, juvenile case worker.
  • The corrections system: corrections officer.

Employers include police agencies, court systems, correction institutions and private security. Some positions require an Associate degree; others a Bachelor’s degree.

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Criminal Justice Program