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Anyone here with a degree in Criminal Justice?

I am looking for someone with a degree in Criminal Justice. I am hoping that someone can give me some insight into what the field is like, jobs that you can obtain, etc. I am looking at going back to school in that field, and am wondering what the field is like from someone who is in it.
I am looking at going back to school to obtain an associated degree in Criminal Justice, but would like some information first. Can anyone help?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Asked by NewMommyin06 at 11:20 AM on Jan. 24, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • My husband is working on his A.A.S. in Criminal Justice. This is his third quarter and he loves it. He already has a job working at the County Jail and wanted to go to school so he could get a raise and use his G.I.Bill money. Once he started going to school he realized he could do a lot more than stay at the jail or go to the road when he is finished. Now, keep in mind every state/local district will be different with their requirements. Here are some things that you could do with the degree- police officer (after police academy of course), detention officer, prison guard, detective, CSI, probation officer, Court services, Legal aide, or a researcher for a law firm. With a Bachelor's degree you could also work for the F.B.I. and your state's bureau.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 2:12 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • Thank you so much. I have done a lot of research online and it is something that I am really interested in, but I wanted some information on where exactly it could get me.
    I hope every thing works out for him (and your family) and thanks for the advice!

    Answer by NewMommyin06 at 2:19 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

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