What does a degree in Criminal Justice teach you?
What do you learn by getting a degree in Criminal Justice? Does it teach stuff like laws?
Or does it depend on what you want to learn?
I want to be in SWAT, and I am wondering what a degree in Criminal Justice teaches you. Please be informative. I basically know nothing of it.
If you could explain it simply and informatively, that would be amazing. (And earn you 10 points!)
Thanks to everyone in advance!
- Anonymous3 years agoFavorite Answer
I know this is not very short but you question cannot be answered with just a short bit.
A criminal justice major will learn about the legal and correction systems in the United States, the philosophy of punishment and deterrence of crimes, and the ethical codes of behavior with which to make use of this knowledge. Criminal justice graduates are ready for careers in law enforcement, court administration, victim services, and corrections, and many use the degree to advance into law school and graduate programs.
The study of criminal behavior and law enforcement is becoming more sophisticated. Professionals who work in today's police forces, court systems, correctional facilities, or related agencies need a broad social science background to be prepared for the range of career opportunities. The increasing complexity of American law and society requires that criminal justice professionals be properly educated before taking up their duties.
Possible Job Titles for Advanced Criminal Justice Degree Holders
Child Welfare Caseworker
Corrections Facilities Manager
Counter Intelligence Agent
Substance Abuse Counselor
A degree will prepare you for criminal justice careers in the following areas:
Local law enforcement:
Juvenile Justice Centers
State law enforcement:
State Crime Commissions
Attorney General Offices
Liquor Control Boards
Federal law enforcement:
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Transportation
Federal Trade Commission
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Food and Drug Administration
Office of the Inspector General
Private sector law enforcement:
Security patrol officers