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Criminal Justice

What is Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice refers to the system used by government to maintain social control, prevent crime, enforce laws, and administer justice. Law enforcement (police), courts, and corrections are the primary agencies charged with these responsibilities. When processing the accused through the criminal justice system, government must keep within the framework of laws that protect individual rights. The pursuit of criminal justice is, like all forms of "justice", "fairness" or "process", essentially the pursuit of an ideal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_justice


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JOBS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE
AttorneyCoronerFBI Agent
Criminal InvestigatorWardenCriminologist
Corrections Facilities MgrContracts AdministratorSubstance Abuse Counselor
Law LibrarianPolice DetectivePenologist
Private Investigator  

RELATED MAJOR SKILLS
Written & presentation skillsUnderstanding societies' reaction to crimes
Considerations of gender & raceQuantitative skills
Skills in research and scientific methodologyCritical thinking
Understanding nature of crimesDecision-making
PatienceResearch strategies
Ethics and moral valuesInterviewing skills
Strong background in humanities, social science, & natural scienceBroad understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system
Computer literacyAbility to identify and analyze social problems and develop solutions
Knowledge of legal structuresSupervision & management skills

Job & Internship Search Links

Law Enforcement Job Links:


911HotJobs: http://www.911hotjobs.com

CopCareer: http://www.copcareer.com 

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training: http://www.iadlest.org

Jobs4Police: http://www.jobs4police.com

Official Directory of State Patrol & State Police: http://www.statetroopersdirectory.com 

Police Jobs: http://www.policejobs.com 

Police Employment: http://www.policeemployment.com 

PolicePay: http://www.policepay.net 

USACops: http://www.usacops.com 
 

Court Related Job Links:


American Bar Association Career Corner: http://www.abanet.org/lsd/networking.html

Attorney Jobs: http://www.attorneyjobs.com 

Counsel.net: http://counsel.net/jobs/ 

Federal Law Clerk Information System: https://oscar.uscourts.gov/

FindLaw, http://careers.findlaw.com 

Internet Legal Rasearch Group: http://www.ilrg.com/pre-law.html 

LawInfo Career Center: http://jobs.lawinfo.com 

LawJobs: http://www.lawjobs.com 

Lawyers Weekly Jobs: http://www.lawyersweeklyjobs.com 

Legal Employment: http://www.legalemploy.com 

National Association for Law Placement: http://www.nalp.org 

National Bar Association: http://www.nationalbar.org

National Federation of Paralegal Associations: http://paralegals.legalstaff.com/Common/HomePage.aspx?abbr=PARALEGALS

U.S. Courts: http://www.uscourts.gov/employment.html 

WashLaw: http://www.washlaw.edu 
 

Correction Related Job Links:


Corrections Connection: http://www.corrections.com/networks/careers 

Federal Bureau of Prisons: http://www.bop.gov 

National Institute of Corrections:http://www.nicic.org/employmentopportunities
 

Federal Job Links:


FedJobs: http://www.fedjobs.com/ 

U.S. Secret Service: http://www.treas.gov/usss/index.shtml 

IRS Criminal Investigation: http://www.jobs.irs.gov/home.html

Federal Government Jobs: http://www.dcjobsource.com/fed.html 

Federal Job Search: http://www.federaljobsearch.com 

Federal Jobs Net: http://www.federaljobs.net

Govtjobs.com: http://www.govtjobs.com 

National Security Agency: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/index.shtml

U.S. Park Police: http://www.nps.gov/uspp/ 

Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.fbijobs.gov/ 

Central Intelligence Agency: https://www.cia.gov/careers/index.html 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/careers/
 

State and Local Job Links:


Council of State Governments: http://www.statenews.org 

Washington State Patrol: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/employment/employment.htm

GovJobs: http://www.govjobs.net 

International City/County Management Association: http://jobs.icma.org/ 

Local Government Institute: http://www.lgi.org 

National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org 

National Conference of State Legislatures: http://www.ncsl.org 

National Governors Association: http://www.nga.org 

State and Local Government on the Net: http://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-jobs.cfm
 

Other Links:


IE3 Global Internships: http://ie3global.ous.edu/