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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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
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/
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 FloridaOther 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.
Criminal Justice: Enterprising; Investigative; Social (EIS)
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