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Criminal Justice Job Overview

The field of criminal justice encompasses a variety of different job opportunities, such as Lawyers, Police Officers, Government Agents, Forensic Investigators, Teachers, Correctional Officers and more. There are criminals throughout the country, which means that these professionals are necessary in every city and state. As technology continues to advance, crimes become harder to trace and solve, so those who want to work in criminal justice will continue to learn throughout their careers.

The daily tasks of a person working in a criminal justice job will depend on what he or she is doing, whether it involves working directly with suspects or convicts or doing more work behind the scenes to find and process evidence.

Criminal Justice Job Education Requirements

The educational requirements for careers in criminal justice also vary depending on the type of work. For police officers and correctional officers, most jobs only require a high school diploma along with training and education at a police academy. Forensic specialists typically need a bachelor's degree in the field, while a lawyer needs a master's degree to receive qualification to practice. Many positions offer training while on the job, so employees in this field have the potential to move up and learn more about criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Job Market

According to recent statistics, lawyers seem to be in excess, while police officers and other law enforcement forces have dwindling numbers. Since there are so many different job opportunities within the field of criminal justice, it is difficult to say whether there is predicted growth and opportunity in each area, but since there will always be individuals who are breaking laws, there will always be a need for criminal justice officials.

Criminal Justice Job Salary Information

Depending on the criminal justice job, salary can vary quite drastically. Education plays a role, so jobs that require higher education have much higher starting salaries. For example, a criminal justice professor can earn close to $100,000 per year, while a police officer or correctional officer typically earns between $27,000 and $69,000 each year.

Another area of criminal justice that can offer a more lucrative paycheck is working for government agencies, such as the CIA, FBI, DEA, or others. Since working in the field carries a higher risk of danger to each employee, he or she may qualify for hazard pay or other additional payment amounts to compensate.

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Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services, a not-for-profit community mental health center, based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee has an immediate opening for a full-time Criminal Justice Liaison Case Manager in Lafollette, TN (Campbell County). Ridgeview has served the local community for over 50 years and offers a friendly work environment where staff work together to provide a high quality regional system ...
JOB SUMMARY The Criminal Justice Mental Health Liaison is a community position, spanning the boundaries of the criminal justice and mental health systems to create and sustain effective interventions through interagency collaboration and flexible service delivery. The Liaison is to work creatively in making referrals and creating service networks for the benefit of persons suffering from me...
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43215
CRIMINAL JUSTICE We are an established, rapIdly growing workers' compensation 3rd party administrator and we will train you as a Claims Cost Controll Specialist working with our clients in our Worthington office. We prefer a degree in CJ or psychology, history, english, etc. Send resume including earnings history to P.O. Box BV 40361 Cleveland, Oh 44140. This listing brought to you by The Columbu...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. · Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? · Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? · Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...
Company Description: Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod...
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (9 mos. Tenure-track). The responsibilities will include teaching courses in the School of Criminal Justice (CJ) program both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, the prospective faculty member will collaborate with faculty on curriculum development, perform academic advising, and serve on various levels of committees in support of the Uni...
Westwood College Online is currently seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach Criminal Justice. The qualified candidate will have a Master’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice or a JD. Must also have 3-5 years of work experience in a related field within the past 10 years. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The role of the Adjunct Faculty is to facilitate the learning process for students and help ...
Company Confidential Rome, GA, 30161
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions. Criminal Justice Instructor Full Time Whitfield Murray Campus Georgia Northwestern Technical College is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Criminal Justice Instructor (full time) on the Whitfield Murray Campus. This position is primarily a day position but the successful applica...
Criminal Justice Faculty #10325 School of Emergency Services Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with formal teaching and law enforcement experience in Criminal Justice. A valid Florida driver’s license and pre-employment drug screen are required. Also, a current Florida Department of Law ...
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...
The purpose of this class is to assist SBCJL departments with program development, advisement, interpretation and implementation of a comprehensive retention program for special populations in career programs. This is a grant funded position. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and two years of full time experience working in project management, case management and research. Or Associate’s d...
Job Vacancy Notice Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice Job ID: 11409 Location: LaGuardia Community College Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, a...
Westwood College in Chicago, IL is currently seeking Adjunct Faculty to teach Criminal Justice at our Loop campus. The qualified candidate will have a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Public Administration. Must also have 3-5 years of work experience in a related field within the past 10 years. A background in law enforcement is preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIE...
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...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Grant Director Non Faculty (ALERRT Center) - School of Criminal Justice Job Number: 2015081 Job Description: The School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University seeks an outstanding candidate with strong leadership skills for the position of Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center, to begin immediately upon app...
Health, Education, and Social Programs Education, Community & Social Programs Division Fairfax, VA Job Description: The Children and Youth, Justice and Behavioral Health (CJBH) Research and Evaluation Team has a broad portfolio of projects focusing on criminal justice practices and policies. The team is seeking a Research Associate to work on multiple projects with topics ranging from victim s...
This unique leadership position offers you the opportunity to play a key role in directing coverage in a multimedia newsroom in one of the most vibrant news cities in the world. As a Criminal Justice Editor on our Metro News desk, you will oversee a team of reporters covering crime and courts in the greater New Orleans area. More than just a line editor, you will be responsible for innovating cove...
ICF International Fairfax, VA
Description Health, Education, and Social Programs Group Children & Youth, Justice and Behavioral Health Division Fairfax, VA or Rockville, MD About ICF International If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International. Whether ensuring effic...
Corinthian Colleges, Inc Gardena, CA
Description Faculty On-Call Use your professional expertise to engage, instruct, and inspire If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity with a robust company committed to changing students’ lives and doing the right thing, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is the place for you. As one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, we are on the cutting edge of the industry and f...
California Baptist University Riverside, CA, 92501
The Department of History & Government at California Baptist University invites applications for an adjunct position in Criminal Justice. Qualifications The candidate will have earned a Graduate Degree (Master’s or above) in Criminology, Criminal Justice. Teaching Responsibilities The appointment will include teaching lower and upper-division classes. Nondiscrimination Statement Supplemental...

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