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Criminal Justice – Making Our World a Safer Place

The field of criminal justice is full of the stewards of our safety–police and corrections officers, employees of the court system, and many others. If you are considering a career in criminal justice, getting a degree can dramatically increase your chances for success.

But what is Criminal Justice? It is the system used by government to maintain social control, prevent crime, enforce laws, and administer justice. Law enforcement (police) courts and corrections are the primary agencies charged with these responsibilities. The fast-paced expansion of all areas of the criminal justice system is creating a demand for skilled workers as never before in local, state, and federal systems. Today’s criminal justice system workforce must be knowledgeable and skilled in every component of the system to address the public’s demand for protection and services–and having a degree will ensure that you have that knowledge and skill. Job growth is expected to exceed 25% in all of these fields over the next ten years:

o Correctional officers and jailers

o Police and sheriff’s patrol officers

o Private detectives and investigators

o Security guards

What Criminal Justice Degrees are available?

Associate’s Degree

By far the most common Criminal Justice degree is an Associates–or a two year–degree. An Associate in Criminal Justice program graduate can successfully work in a variety of settings:

o Criminal Justice (local, state or federal)

o Intelligence Agencies

o Juvenile Justice

o Homeland Security

o Corrections (local, state or federal; probation and parole)

o Forensic Science

o Courts (court services/administration)

o Private Investigations

Also falling in the field of criminal justice, with Associate Degree programs available, are two other fascinating careers: being an Addictions Counselor or a Paralegal.

If you are interested in working in the social sciences and helping people change their lives for the better, you might be interested in becoming an Addictions Counselor. Most programs utilize a clinical focus to provide students with the knowledge base needed to immediately apply therapeutic skills. You’ll also find that many courses are taught by practitioners currently working in the addiction field.

Paralegals, also called Law Assistants, are a vital part of the court system. While attorneys assume the ultimate responsibility for the legal services they provide their clients, paralegals assist them in almost every aspect of their work. As one of the fastest growing careers in the US, you’ll find plenty of paralegal jobs in every part of the country.

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Bachelors Degree

A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration will provides you with an interdisciplinary study of crime and justice in American society. Most programs include the study of interpersonal skills and managerial and administrative subject matter, which helps prepare students for positions of responsibility and leadership within the criminal justice community and related professions. If you are already working in the Criminal Justice field and want to advance your career, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice may be right for you.

Masters Degree

A Masters Degree in the field of Criminal Justice will be tailored to your specific area of study, but you’ll find that in a good program an individual curriculum is structured to meet the following four objectives:

o Provide students with the conceptual and research skills needed to undertake advanced analyses of the criminal justice system.

o Furnish law enforcement, corrections and court practitioners with knowledge of justice administration, social science perspectives of human behavior, policy analysis and criminal justice theory.

o Train those who will become leaders in the criminal justice system by providing the skills needed to upgrade levels of professional practice, improve supervisory standards, initiate fresh perspectives and act as agents of social change.

o Prepare social scientists to pursue careers in university and research settings.

If you are interested in pursuing a leadership role in the field of Criminal Justice, a Masters degree will be the tool that will help you reach your goal.

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Doctoral Degree

If you are interested in pursuing research or teaching, a Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice will launch you into that career. A doctoral program is designed to help develop social scientists that have the ability to consume, transmit, and independently produce research knowledge on crime and criminal justice. Demand is strong for graduates with a doctoral degree in criminal justice.

A juvenile criminal justice operates according to the principle that adolescence is fundamentally different than grown-ups in terms of responsibility and possibility of rehabilitation. The primary goal of the juvenile justice system is the successful restoration of youth into the society. Juvenile legal systems focus more on rehabilitation rather than on a normal sentence to an adult convict or criminal. This philosophy maintains that youths have a greater chance of being reformed or changed because they are young rather than a developmentally advanced adult. There are age limits that are set by laws for juvenile delinquencies. Most cases in the juvenile court system involve children between ages 10-18. Although many states extend their cut-offs through the age of twenty. Other youthful offenders may be considered or tried as adults depending on the severity of the crime. A child’s criminal history and previous arrests are taken into accounts in determining the youthful offender’s punishment. Some of these punishments depend on the nature of the crime. In some cases youthful offenders are sentenced to stay at a youth prison center, do community services, and attend a boot camp program. These types of punishments are ways for the offenders to realize their wrong doings or be restored in the society. Since the juvenile criminal justice have the goal of restoration of the youth into society, privacy is implemented in the system proceedings. Juvenile records can be sealed and
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Question by Claire: How do you get into Naval Criminal Investigative Service?
What do you have t do in order to become a NCIS?

Best answer:

Answer by HOOAH! MP Veteran
You obtain a Bachelor’s Degree and apply. You will have a background check performed on you, and if you pass, and NCIS accepts your application, you will attend FLETC in Georgia. Once you satisfactorily pass that, you will be a probationary agent, subject to evaluations. Once you complete the probationary period satisfactorily, you will be a full agent.

Keep in mind, because of the popularity of the TV show, NCIS is not currently accepting applications.

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The World At One with William Hardcastle on the BBC Home Service……. In June 1966 Radio Caroline embarked on a joint venture with rival pirate Radio City, which broadcast from a Second World War marine fort off the Kent coast, seven miles from Margate. One of the directors of Caroline, Major Oliver Smedley, agreed to pay for a new transmitter to relay Caroline’s programmes from the fort, while Calvert, the owner of Radio City, would continue to run the operation but this time on behalf of Radio Caroline. However, Radio Caroline then withdrew from the deal when it was heard that the government intended to prosecute those occupying the forts, which were still Crown property. Smedley, however, had received no payment from Calvert for the transmitter. A raid on the Radio City fort was subsequently launched by Smedley on June 20 and the station’s transmitter was put out of action.On June 21, Calvert visited Smedley’s home to demand the departure of the raiders and the return of vital transmitter crystals. A violent struggle developed during which Smedley shot Calvert dead. During the subsequent trial, Smedley was acquitted on grounds of self-defence. After the sensational death of Reg Calvert and lurid tales of real swashbuckling piracy, the British government brought in the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act (Marine & Etc. Broadcasting Offences Act) of August 15, 1967 to make offshore broadcasting a part of British criminal law in the United Kingdom. Radio City stopped
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3 Responses to “Criminal Justice – Making Our World a Safer Place”

  • dickjohnson012:

    its sad but seriously there is no hope.. good and evil.. evil breeds evil and good breeds good.. jesus said,” im sending you out like sheep amongst the wolves. You must be wiser then the serpants of the earth, but be as innocent as doves.

  • kellyx3x3x3x3:

    This is very real the gov should really consider positive programs for the youth instead of locking them up i did 8 months in rikersz adolecent section in building c74 at the age of 17 since it was a felony i was charged as an adult and was sent to rikersz and let me tell you and everybody reading this post i had to fight for every little thing they wanted my phone calls my sneakers everything so i already knew what i had to do once i got there keep fight until you establish your respect

  • John Robertson:

    the government of the day and now penalise the hard working ppl…we loved the pirates…the records sold in the 60s were due to the pirate…erm..OFFSHORE RADIOSTATIONS…let us enjoy the radio of our choice….drink a pint after a hard day without crazy taxes…and have a smoke where we want….make britain GREAT again…bloody hell…whats next…we earn our money…OUR CHOICE

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