Most people depend on law enforcement and criminal justice professionals. Whether protecting safety, property or individual rights, these professionals work in both public and private settings. In most jurisdictions, they are expected to exercise their authority when necessary, even if they are off duty.
Individuals interested in the areas of law enforcement, criminology, sociology, political science, psychology or social work often gravitate to criminal justice careers. A career can include employment with municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies and court systems; industrial or retail security; social service agencies; juvenile justice; correctional agencies; and court systems.
Some professional criminal justice careers can involve working nontraditional hours, rotating shifts, at night or on weekends. Certain positions may require the carrying of and use of a firearm. Other positions within the field require advanced academy-level training.
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Date/Time Published:8/22/2014 2:25