What is 'Criminal Justice? (crim)'
Criminal Justice refers to the structure, functions, and processes of those agencies that deal with the management of crime – the police, the courts, and corrections. The content of criminal justice studies comes from a variety of disciplines, including criminology, criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law.
The duties of a Criminal Justice professional vary. Some specific tasks that may be performed within the Criminal Justice tracks include:
- Law Enforcement
- Uniform Patrol duties
- Criminal Investigations
- Vice/Gang/Narcotic Investigations
- Traffic Enforcement
- Classifying adult and juvenile inmates in prison
- Supervising probationers
- Supervising Community Correction Programs (day-reporting, drug courts)
- Completing pre-sentence investigations for the courts
Is It For You?
If a career in a Criminal Justice field is your objective, MCC's Criminal Justice program offers a wide variety of options that will enable you to meet your goal within two years. Individuals considering a degree or employment in the criminal justice profession must be aware of strict employment qualifications. Criminal Justice agencies carefully scrutinize candidates in order to select those who will maintain the public's trust and confidence at all times.
Jobs and Salary Expectations
With a degree in Criminal Justice, you will have the education and skills to work in a profession that has some of the most demanding, exciting and personally rewarding opportunities in the world. The salary, healthcare, vacation, and retirement programs rank among the best. Labor Bureau studies show a solid growth rate in the Criminal Justice Field.
- Law Enforcement
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