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Criminal Justice Job Overview

Criminal justice is a broad job market involved in upholding law, deterring and preventing crime, and doling out penalties and rehabilitation for offenders. Such job opportunities would include Probation Officers, Private Investigators, Security Guards or Criminal Justice Professors. While many are hands-on, face-to-face opportunities, others involve working behind the scenes to maintain order in a public or private setting. Many people who excel at this job end up becoming Attorneys or Detectives.

Because criminal justice positions widely differ, pinpointing exactly what you will be doing proves difficult. However, some examples of daily tasks might include:

  • Performing background checks
  • Conducting surveillance
  • Prosecuting criminals
  • Interacting with former offenders
  • Protecting the assets and persons in a public or private setting
  • Enforcing public laws or private policies

Criminal Justice Job Education Requirements

Since there are a variety of jobs, each with their own need of skills and knowledge, education for these positions varies. Most employers require at least a two-year associate's degree in criminal justice or a related field for jobs such as Crime Scene Technician or a Detention Officer. Candidates with bachelor's degrees are more qualified to handle adverse tasks and will have the ability to advance through the ranks quickly. Certifications can also make potential employers more apt to hiring a specific person.

Other jobs require a master's degree or specialized degree such as a lawyer or a judge, but the advantage is a salary higher in comparison to undergraduate degrees.

Criminal Justice Job Market

Due to the increase in population, the criminal justice job market is expected to increase by 11 percent over the next 10 years, which is comparable to the national average. One-third of these jobs are in the government sector, including FBI Agents, Police Officers and Criminologists, while 40 percent are private company jobs, such as consulting, loss prevention or private security. Most of the job growth is almost exclusively for law enforcement professionals.

Criminal Justice Job Salary Information

The annual salary of criminal justice professionals varies widely from profession to profession. Those starting out in entry-level jobs and lacking a college degree can expect to make about $25,000 a year. Those holding bachelor's degrees can expect to make nearly double that. Jobs that require specialized degrees or many years of experience are highly sought after making the annual salary anywhere from about $70,000 to $166,000.

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JOB REQUIREMENTS Education/Knowledge: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, or other related field of study. Eligible for certification and licensure by the state of Tennessee if such exists or his/her degree/profession. Experience: Must have course works and or experience in the areas of psy...
The Dean and Director reports directly to the Provost and oversees the activities of faculty and staff in the College of Criminal Justice and the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center. The Dean functions as the chief academic officer of the College of Criminal Justice, which offers B.S., B.A., M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The College consists of three departments: Criminal Justice and Criminolo...
Bridgewater State University's Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2015. A large, growing, dynamic department with a strong social justice orientation in both theory and practice seeks faculty committed to teaching, mentoring, and research.The focus of this position is an open specialization in the following areas: community corre...
Under general supervision, plans and implements curriculum and educational programs for students within the program. Communicates class content to students so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational objectives. Education: MS/BS in Criminal Justice;JD may be qualified to teach certain courses within the program. Experience: 1...
TEACHER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION Fredonia, NY Candidates must possess New York State Certification in Security Operations 7-12. For more information go to www.e2ccb.org Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES EOE....
The Old Colony Y is looking for motivated and dynamic individuals for a new staff secure residential program in Lowell, MA. The program will serve adolescent males referred from the Department of Youth Services. Responsibilities would include maintaining a safe environment and helping youth create reintegration plans to facilitate their return to their home communities. OCY is seeking applicants t...
Platt College is seeking energetic, detail-oriented applicants for part-time or full-time Instructor positions in the Criminal Justice Department, at its Alhambra, California campus. This is an excellent opportunity for you to have a career in a field where you can make a real difference in a student’s life. Successful applicants must have: At least four (4) years of experience in public or priv...
Platt College is seeking energetic, detail-oriented applicants for Part-Time Instructor positions in the Criminal Justice Department, at its Riverside, California campus. This is an excellent opportunity for you to have a career in a field where you can make a real difference in a student’s life. PART TIME INSTRUCTOR NEEDED FOR IMMEDIATE OPENING! Successful applicants must have: At least four (...
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Conference Support Section (CSS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Di...
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Implementation Support Section (ISS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division...
Salary : Pay Basis : Job/NOV Number : Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Apply online at https://pa149.peopleadmin.com or for more information on this position. Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: Preferred Education and Experience: Other Requirements and Comments:...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Department of Corrections, Division of Probation & Parole Director's Office is recruiting for a Criminal Justice Planner. This is a long-term non-permanent position located Anchorage. The duration of the project is expected to last through September 30, 2016. The incumbent will assist with the statewide implementation and support of the Proba...
About Hood College Founded in 1893, Hood College is a Liberal Arts College of about 1,400 students. It is located in the center of historic Frederick, Maryland, a city of about 68,000. The 50 acre campus consists of about 1,400 undergraduate students. The faculty and staff take pride in presenting an exciting university-like education in a small college environment to highly motivate students by ...
Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications and Course Level Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801044 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in the discipline or a closely related area and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice. Prior teaching experience at...
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Under direction, is responsible for collection, maintenance, evaluation, statistical analysis, projections and presentation of criminal justice information including, but not limited to, jail population, criminal justice system process flow and problem-solving courts; supervises staff; and performs related duties as required. This position is pending exc...
Salary : Varies by discipline Pay Basis : Semester Job/NOV Number : 14202 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: The Department of Public Affairs & Social Research seeks to establish a pool of qualified applicants for future, part-time Adjunct Faculty appointments in Criminal Justice. Successful applicants may teach up to nine semester credit hours within the required discip...
Summary Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation. Our student body of about 2,000 hails from 90 countries and nearly all 50 states, ma...
This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Org...
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
Requirements Education: MS/BS in Criminal Justice; JD may be qualified to teach certain courses within the program. Experience: 1 to 3 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Skills: Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on se...

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