Pursuing a Criminal Justice Degree

Prospective students who may be looking for entry-level careers involving criminology and forensic technology may wish to pursue a criminal justice degree. Criminal justice degree programs of study may teach fundamentals of the criminal justice system as well as 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. 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 including private investigator, crime scene investigator, corrections officer and loss prevention specialist.

The ITT Technical Institutes are a leading provider of technology-oriented education in the United States. Some ITT Technical Institutes offer the Criminology and Forensic Technology program 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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Graduated 2010
Lexington, KY

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