Criminal Justice emphasizes on the criminal procedures taken in our local, state, and federal government through police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Many in the field of criminal justice work in controlling traffic, preventing and investigating crimes, and gather facts and evidence for criminal cases. Some specialties associated in this field include law enforcement, corrections and rehabilitation, forensic science, criminology, legal assisting, public safety, and civil law.
To research these titles and more, go to: Occupational Outlook Handbook and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library.
According to the
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summer 2011 Salary Survey,
beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal
Justice, start at about $37,597..
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Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships
and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research,
convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most
importantly job databases.Academy of Criminal Justice SocietiesAmerican Probation and Parole AssociationAmerican Society of CriminologyNational District Attorney's AssociationNational Sheriffs' Association
or Databases http://www.criminaljusticeusa.com/http://www.fbijobs.gov/03.asphttp://www.policeemployment.com/http://www.usdoj.gov/06employment/06_1.htmlhttp://www.usajobs.gov/
http://www.pinow.com/resources/how-to-become-a-private-investigator- For students interested in a career as a
private investigator. This site includes average salary, licensing
requirements by State, who investigators work with, and links to information on
Local Organizations or Databaseshttps://www.employflorida.com/https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm
Local Programs - Master
of Science in Criminal Justice and other related programs University of North
Florida Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFlorida State
UniversityNova Southeastern UniversityUniversity of FloridaUniversity of West Florida
Other resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts
in Criminal Justice.
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