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Career Possibilities for Criminal Justice Graduates

  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Private businesses and organizations
  • Police agencies as officers, detectives, safety or security officers
  • Juvenile detention and probation officers
  • Attorneys, Prosecutors, Judges 
  • Adult Probation Officers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Investigators

Selected Internet Sources

  • TWU Career Services: A must for all CJ students at TWU. Check their website for information on services such as their career services listserv, credential registration on line, upcoming Career Days, information on their Career Counseling services, job search assistance, and links to a large set of job search web sites. While they can't find you a job online, their online information can help you help yourself.
  • Career Opportunities: This page has some good basic information, lists of potential jobs in Criminal Justice, and some links to information about these jobs.
  • Criminal Justice Profiles: This site has a variety of information about careers in criminal justice, information about how to find criminal justice employment, and other information about criminal justice education.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: This is a basic reference for everyone interested in CJ careers. Revised every 2 years, the OOH contains information about what people do on the job, employment outlook for job seekers, typical salaries, and other basic information.

Higher Education: Graduate Schools and Law Schools

Finding Criminal Justice Jobs

  • Criminal Justice Careers On-line: An excellent starting place for job searches and career information. Contains links to information about careers in such diverse areas as corrections jobs, law enforcement jobs, and information on how to get jobs with federal agencies such as the FBI, information on state agencies, and help with resumes. This is an essential resource for people who are pursuing a criminal justice job, or simply wish to learn more about job opportunities in criminal justice.
  • USAJobs: An important resource for any CJ major looking to work for the federal government. Updated regularly, it gathers listings from a huge variety of federal government agencies.
  • Federal Jobs for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Majors:

Useful Books About Criminal Justice Careers

  • Goodman, Debbie J. and Ron Grimming. 2006. Work in Criminal Justice: An A-Z Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice. Prentice Hall.
  • Harr, J. Scott and Karen M. Hess. 2009. Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion. Wadsworth Publishing.
  • Johnston, Coy H. 2015. Careers in Criminal Justice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Lambert, Stephen and Debra Regan. 2007. Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors. McGraw-Hill.


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