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Criminal Justice Degrees & Training

Criminal justice courses cover the American legal system, law enforcement protocols and practices, correctional systems practices, and current social issues. Programs are taught through traditional coursework, as well as hands-on experience allowing students to take what they learn and put it into practice.

Criminal Justice College Programs

Private Investigator

Private investigation is one of the fastest growing fields in criminal justice.

Crime Scene Investigator

CSI’s are considered sworn police officers trained through the police academy.

Animal Control Officer

Want a career speaking on behalf of the rights and treatment of animals?

Computer Forensics Training

From internet scams from identity theft to breaches of data at financial institutions.

Police Officer Training

The main purpose of the police officer is to protect and serve their community. See more.

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Top Criminal Justice Career Salary Info

Police Officers

Police officers' annual median pay is $60,270, according to the BLS website. The highest 10% will make $100,560 annually, while the lowest will bring in $34,170. It depends on the area you're employed and experience level.

CSIs

The BLS states that as of May 2015, the annual median salary for CSIs is $56,320. Entry level and the bottom 10% will earn $34,000, while those who have been in the field for a long time can make over $94,000 per year.

Computer Forensics Investigators

Those who specialize in computer forensics investigation will earn a median salary of $75,660. Those in the lowest 10% will make $43,190 annually. But, those in the top 10% will see an average of $119,940 per year. Find more top criminal justice careers.

Criminal Justice Program Courses

The criminal justice course you take depend on your career of choice, but some of the common classwork a student will complete in a BS program includes the following:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Criminology
  • Advanced Criminology Theory
  • Corrections in America
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Courts and the Prosecution Process
  • Police Administration
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Statistics
Sources:
Penn State BS in Criminal Justice
Arizona State University Criminology & Criminal Justice BS

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