A Degree in Criminal Justice

Prospective students who may be looking for entry-level careers involving the private investigation and security fields, community corrections or the courts may pursue a criminal justice degree. Criminal justice programs of study may teach fundamentals of the criminal justice system and the skills that are used in this field.

Criminology, criminal evidence, criminal law and legal procedures are all topics that may be covered in a criminal justice program of study. Some criminal justice programs of study may also cover "report writing, communications, problem solving and computer coursework." 1 A criminal justice degree may help students pursue employment opportunities in entry-level positions in areas such as probation, corrections, workplace security and private investigation.

The ITT Technical Institutes are a leading provider of technology-oriented education in the United States. Some ITT Technical Institutes offer criminal justice programs of study in the School of Criminal Justice.*

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This program of study may not qualify a graduate for a career in law enforcement as a police officer or agent by many federal, state, county local or municipal authorities. An applicant must contact the applicable governmental authority prior to beginning the program of study at the ITT Technical Institute to determine if there are any specific requirements and/or qualifications that a candidate must satisfy to be eligible for employment as a police officer or agent by that authority.

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Brock Oelze
Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2009
Lexington, KY

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