Academic Training for Criminal Justice Careers

Since the 1990s, opportunities for a wide variety of careers in the criminal justice arena have been increasing, as have salaries and benefits attached to these careers. Criminal justice is, by definition, multidisciplinary in nature and includes a wide variety of specialties. Formal academic training can be extremely valuable in securing and advancing in this employment. This will include employment on the local, state, and federal levels. This entry considers a wide variety of specialty areas and explains the academic training most closely related. Broad categories are broken down into subspecialties, and each section describes potential career paths and discusses the important academic foundations.

Academic Training on the Undergraduate Level

Many students entering academia at the undergraduate level may have a general interest in criminal justice ...

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