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The criminal justice field is interdisciplinary, drawing knowledge from many areas. The degree prepares students for entry level positions in a wide variety of criminal justice and social service agencies and for graduate study in many fields. For example students may pursue careers with the federal government including: Federal Bureau of Prisons case manager; Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms inspector; customs inspector; deputy U.S. marshal; Drug Enforcement Agency officer; Fish and Wildlife Service agent; Immigration and Naturalization officer; Internal Revenue investigator; Postal Service Inspector; and Secret Service agent. Careers in state and municipal law enforcement include deputy sheriff, state police, and municipal police officer. Careers in the court system include the following: bailiff; court administrator; pretrial services; research analyst; victim services specialist. Criminal Justice graduates interested in corrections might be employed in the following positions: corrections counselor; corrections officer; parole officer; pre-release officer; half-way house manager; probation officer; crisis counselor; and runaway/juvenile services counselor. There also are a variety of jobs in private security including investigators and protective services specialist. Thus, a criminal justice major has a wide variety of careers available in a field where there are many job opportunities.

 

Information on careers in criminal justice also can also be found at the UTC Career & Student Employment Center located in Room 315 in the University Center.

 

Sites that May be Helpful when Looking for Career Information

Law Enforcement Job Links:

911HotJobs, http://www.911hotjobs.com

CareerBuilder, http://www.careerbuilder.com

City & County Government Jobs, http://www.citycountyjobs.com

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (Employment and Links), http://www.calea.org

CopCareer, http://www.copcareer.com

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, http://www.iadlest.org

Jobs4Police, http://www.jobs4police.com

LawEnforcementJobs, http://www.lawenforcementjob.com

Officer, http://www.officer.com

Official Directory of State Patrol & State Police, http://www.statetroopersdirectory.com

Police Guide, http://www.policeguide.com

Police Jobs, http://www.policejobs.com

PoliceEmployment, http://www.policeemployment.com

PolicePay, http://www.policepay.net

USACops, http://www.usacops.com

Court Related Job Links:

American Bar Association Career Corner, http://www.abanet.org/lsd/jobopp.html

Association of Corporate Counsel, http://jobs.acca.com/search/browse/

Attorney Jobs, http://www.attorneyjobs.com

Counsel.net, http://counsel.net/jobs/

FindLaw, http://careers.findlaw.com

Internet Legal Research Group, http://www.ilrg.com/pre-law.html

LawForum, http://www.lawforum.com/html/career_center.html

Legal Employment, http://www.legalemploy.com

National Association for Law Placement, http://www.nalp.org

National Bar Association, http://www.nationalbar.org

National Center for State Courts, http://www.ncsc.org

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, http://www.paralegals.org

U.S. Courts, http://www.uscourts.gov/employment.html

WashLaw, http://www.washlaw.edu

Correction Related Job Links:

American Correctional Association, http://www.aca.org

American Jail Association, http://www.corrections.com/aja

Corrections Connection, http://www.corrections.com

Federal Bureau of Prisons, http://www.bop.gov

National Institute of Corrections, http://www.nicic.gov

General

CriminalJusticeJobsHelp, http://www.criminaljusticejobshelp.com/

Federal Job Links:

FedJobs, http://www.fedjobs.com/

Federal Government Jobs, http://www.dcjobsource.com/fed.html

Federal Jobs Net, http://www.federaljobs.net

FirstGov, http://firstgov.gov/

Government Departments and Agencies, http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml

Govtjobs.com, http://www.govtjobs.com 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, http://www..cbp.gov/xp/cgov/careers/

U.S. Government Manual, http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html

U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management, http://www.opm.gov/job_seekers/

 

State and Local Job Links:

Council of State Governments, http://www.statenews.org

GovJobs, http://www.govjobs.net

GovSpot, http://www.govspot.com

International City/County Management Association, http://www.icma.org

Local Government Institute, http://www.lgi.org

National Association of Counties, http://www.naco.org

National Conference of State Legislatures, http://www.ncsl.org

National League of Cities, http://www.nlc.org

State and Local Government on the Net, http://www.statelocalgov.net

State and Local Governments, http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/stategov/stategov.html

U.S. Conference of Mayors, http://www.usmayors.org

 

Career Planning Links

American Academy of Forensic Sciences, http://www.aafs.org

American Board of Criminalistics (Forensic Science), http://www.criminalistics.com

American Society of Criminology, http://www.asc41.com

 

 

Professional Associations Links

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACJD/

Professional Associations, http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/law00.00.00

American Society of Criminology, http://www.asc41.com/dir3/jobposts.htm

Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/

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