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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...
Job Overview Job Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTRUCTOR Security/Corrections/Law Enforcement Professional Job Type: Part-Time Location: US-LA-Baton Rouge Department: Academics Supervisory: No Travel Req’d: No Job Description Remington College is seeking an exceptional Criminal Justice instructor! If you’re a dedicated, enthusiastic, experienced criminal justice, security, courtroom, correcti...
Our deep commitment to the professional success of our graduates and the specific needs of local employers has fueled continuous growth since the College was founded in 1977. With campuses in California and online programs available to students across the country, SJVC prepares thousands of graduates each year to step directly into rewarding careers. (See SJVC.edu). CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONS ...
Tiffin University Adjunct Instructor Positions The School of Arts and Sciences at Tiffin University is seeking to fill adjunct instructor positions in English and Physics for campus-based day and evening classes. The English position includes teaching rhetoric and research-based composition to international students who have recently entered our undergraduate programs. Candidates shou...
Job Overview Job Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTRUCTOR Courtroom/Corrections/Law Enforcement Professional Job Type: Full-Time / Part-Time Location: US-TX-Fort Worth Department: Academics Supervisory: No Travel Req’d: No Job Description If you’re a dedicated, enthusiastic, experienced criminal justice, courtroom, corrections, or law enforcement professional, preferably with teaching experienc...
Do you have a passion for what you do in education? Do you enjoy mentoring others and coaching people to be successful in your career? Have you considered being an instructor? Apply today! CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONS INSTRUCTOR (PART-TIME) Faculty Qualifications: Associate degree and 3 years teaching experience. POST/STC certified Defensive Tactics, POST/STC certified Baton, AHA certified CPR...
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...
This is a non-tenure track, part-time faculty position in the Summer Programs for High School Students in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. Our Summer Programs include credit and noncredit options designed to prepare rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the academic, social, and campus experiences of freshman year of college. Building on Northeaste...
Position Overview: The Criminal Justice Reform Staff Attorney is responsible for monitoring and responding to next-generation police and immigration enforcement. S/he will assist with litigation of civil and immigrant rights cases in federal and state court; provide legal services; and identify opportunities for new litigation and advocacy strategies to support the organizing efforts of low-incom...
Establishment of Department Pool for affiliate/Part-time Instructors of Criminal Justice and Criminology. PT CJC Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time postions as needed by the department....
ROP Criminal Justice Teacher Employer: Caruthers Unified School District Date Posted: 3/3/2015 Contact: Susan McCoy ***** Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Length of Work Year: 2015/2016 School Year Employment Type: Full Time Application Deadline: Until Filled Salary: BA+30 - $43,119 - BA+75 - $68,672 Date Posted: 3/3/2015 Application Deadline: Until...
Salary : Competitive Pay Basis : Job/NOV Number : 0000380 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution. Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: PhD in Criminal Justice from a regionally accredited university.Tenure-track faculty members i...
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...
About City University of Seattle: City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit institution of higher education. Its mission is to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant lifelong education to anyone with the desire to learn. CityU cares about students, learning and opportunities. Program overview : City University of Seattle’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B...
Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications and Course Level Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801045 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...
About Alabama A&M University : Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 5,500-student population a wide range of ...
Harvard University Cambridge, MA
This is a one-year term appointment, expected to last the duration of the 2015-2016 academic year, subject to continued funding and departmental need. All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources....
International Center for Transitional Justice New York, NY
Job Summary Duties involve a wide variety of complex, changing situations, requiring a high degree of conceptual ingenuity and initiative. The Director of the Criminal Justice program is required to have extensive and authoritative knowledge of criminal law, human rights and international criminal law, as well as demonstrated practical experience with the same. Incumbent must be able to envisage ...
The University of Jamestown’s Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice seeks an assistant professor with experience and/or willingness to teach a variety of undergraduate courses including: introductory sociology and criminal justice courses, family, deviance, criminology, and discipline-specific writing to bolster a successful criminal justice major and general education, with ad...

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