Criminal Justice School Overview

Finding Your Criminal Justice School

Choosing to go to school for criminal justice is the best step you can take toward becoming a successful police officer, detective, crime scene analyst, or other professional in law enforcement. Criminal justice schools offer students a highly focused, real-world education they can apply directly to their chosen career path, with little focus on prerequisite busywork.

A classroom education in criminal justice provides solid background knowledge in subjects like juvenile justice, the legal system, the causes of crime and the psychology of human nature. With a little effort, you can decide what area of law enforcement you want to move towards, then tailor your educational goals to match.

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Our ever-growing well of information on criminal justice training can point

you in the right direction to become a patrol officer, sheriff or police chief. Or it can educate you to become a forensics officer, crime scene investigator or other professional in the field of law enforcement.

See officer job descriptions for more information on field-related criminal justice occupations, or read about other law enforcement specialties to get an idea of what other criminal justice careers are out there.

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With a criminal justice degree from an accredited school, your future in law enforcement can open up for you. Here you can find out about the career outlook for criminal justice professionals, or see law enforcement salaries, training information and more.


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