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Graduating With A Criminal Justice Degree Can Land You An Exciting New Career


As Martin Luther King has rightly said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere', law enforcement and keeping criminal minds in check is the utmost necessity to ensure that the society is safe and sound. A criminal law system always needs to be modern and synchronized to the society's needs. With the recent increase in criminal incidents and terrorist attacks, attention has been diverted to the field of criminal law. The popularity to this subject has overwhelmingly increased the number of criminal justice degree programs available in the recent times.

Criminal justice is actually a broad term and includes covering a variety of topics which would finally come under the criminal law system. There can be a variety of career paths which a student can take up after his education in criminal law. The various number of professional areas included under criminal law are the border patrol Agent, Bailiff, Corrections officer, Crime scene investigator, Court reporter, CIA agent, Customs agent, Drug enforcement agent, Detective, FBI Agent, Industrial security specialist, Law librarian, Legal secretary, Postal service investigator, Police Officer, Legal secretary, Private investigator, Secret service agent, Probation & parole officer, U.S. Marshall and the Sheriff.

To attain any of the above positions, an associate's, bachelors or master's degree in the field of criminal justice is required. Associate and bachelor's degree can only make it to entry-level jobs or can be the gateway to further advanced studies. A number of accredited universities and colleges are providing on-campus and online degree programs in criminal law with specialization in different topics. Some of the universities are providing degree programs in criminal justice and law with the specializations in Court Reporting, Justice administration, Law Degree, Paralegal and Legal Services and law and criminal law, while on the other hand certain other programs exclusively in policing and investigation have the major subjects as crime scene and forensics, Forensic Accounting, Law Enforcement and Forensics Science. Degree programs in Security as also picking up amongst the students and the program can offer majoring in Security & Loss Prevention, Corrections and Public Safety.

Various colleges are working efficiently to make many of the degree programs in criminal justice available to the students. Kaplan University is proud to be amongst the respected online institutions in the country and proud to be able to provide associate's, bachelor's and master's program in criminal law. University of Phoenix also follows suit, and American Intercontinental University, Everest University Online, Colorado Technical University, Ashford University are a few amongst the large number of universities providing this unique advantage.

Criminal Justice degrees not only offer the opportunities for a great career but also instill the voice of justice and security and the sheer joy to be able to help the nation in the toughest of jobs is not an easy task.

By: Roger Lowry