Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice – Lawyers

Posted in Criminal Justice on December 2nd, 2010 by bwong – Comments Off

Students interested in this field will learn about the criminal justice system and the institutions that are responsible for upholding and enforcing the law.

Lawyers

Lawyers are responsible for providing legal advice.  They spend most of their time doing research and working long hours. Lawyers have the option of working for themselves, in law firms, for the government, or in corporations.

All lawyers require a state license which is obtained by:

  • Getting a college degree
  • Attending 3 years of law school
  • Passing a test (Bar Examination)

Students graduating from law school are awarded a Juris Doctor (J.D)/Doctor of Jurisprudence instead of a Bachelors of Law degree.

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Criminal Justice – Police Officers and Detectives

Posted in Criminal Justice on December 2nd, 2010 by bwong – Comments Off

Students interested in this field will learn about the criminal justice system and the institutions that are responsible for upholding and enforcing the law.

Police Officers and Detectives

Police officers and detectives are responsible for enforcing the law.  Some of their duties include patrolling the streets, catching criminals, and directing traffic.

In order to become a police officer you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a high school education
    • Many departments require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • Be in good physical shape
  • Pass a written test
  • Have some work experience

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