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.
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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..
Professional 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 Southeast Evaluation Association (SEA) regional resource for students interested in incorporating evaluation into their professionAmerican Criminal Justice AssociationNational Association of Criminal JusticeThe American Parole and Probation AssociationAmerican Correctional AssociationNational Narcotic Officers AssociationAcademy for Criminal Justice SciencesNational Association of Legal Assistants
CriminalJusticePursuit.com- a free educational website helping students earn a criminal justice degree with information about programs, online colleges, and criminal justice careers.
National Organizations 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 specialties.
http://www.careers.state.gov- U.S. Department of State
http://www.criminaljusticeprogramsonline.com/ - Information regarding criminal justice degree options and career paths.
http://www.criminaljusticedegreeschools.com/criminal-justice-careers/ - free resource for those looking to enter or advance in this field
http://www.criminaljusticeprogramsonline.com/careers-federal-law-enforcement - Includes over 8,000 words of insights and advice for students interested in working for a federal agency.Local Organizations or Databaseshttps://www.employflorida.com/https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm
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