Careers in Criminal Justice

jobs in criminal justice

Self-confident. Assertive. Critical thinker. Does that sound like you? If so, you have the basic qualities needed for a career in criminal justice. 

With the right preparation, you can be part of a system that makes society just and secure.

Let's examine some of the career options you can get in criminal justice*. 

Criminal Justice Job Descriptions

  • Private detectives and investigators: Private detectives and investigators are trained to find and analyze information regarding legal, personal and financial matters. They are often hired to do background checks, find missing persons and investigate computer crimes.* 
  • Security guards and gaming surveillance officers:Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and protect property against theft, terrorism, illegal activity and vandalism.*
  • Correctional officers: Correctional officers oversee individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison.*
  • Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists: Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with criminal offenders. They may be assigned to work in high-crime areas or in institutions where there is a risk of violence or communicable disease.

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preparing for a Career in Criminal Justice

Globe University offers three criminal justice programs:

Call us today at 1-877-303-6060 or contact college admissions for more information or to schedule a tour of our campus. A representative will be happy to answer your questions about criminal justice careers and coursework.