When you say “criminal justice” to people, they often have different answers in mind when they think of professions related to this field. And that’s a good thing, because there are diverse ways that people can find a calling and a career and work in the criminal justice field. A good start is to become a criminal justice major at this school, as you will then be prepared for a wide range of jobs. For example, someone may be interested in pursuing those that are engaged in illegal drug activity—such as being an agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
That job, in turn, entails all sorts of job possibilities, from working on task forces to making reports, testifying in court, and more. It’s a difficult job to get but offers a future with heavy demands. You may also be interested in working in the court system, particularly as an administrator. You might conduct audits and oversee staff as a director of court services. What other criminal justice careers are there? This graphic explains it.
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