WHY STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE?

A Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice provides the educational  background for any individual who wants to work (or is already working) in a  variety of public and private fields that make up the vast operations of managing and providing services related to social behavior within a legal context.

The field  of Criminal Justice is for individuals who want to help others by serving their  community in the areas of crime prevention, law enforcement, legal processing  of defendants, and in correcting/rehabilitating of offenders for a better society. The field of Criminal Justice offers job stability, among the best health and retirement benefits offered, and plenty of opportunities for advancement. Work in Criminal Justice is exciting, requiring fast thinking and problem solving from one situation to another. The critical and creative thinking of Criminal Justice personnel  is always being put to the test: from the Police Officer improvising to de-escalate a confrontation, to the public defender who has to develop the best argument to  defend their client, or the rehabilitation worker who must motivate youth away from substance use/abuse.

A career in Criminal Justice offers personal and financial benefits, and experiences, that one cannot find in any other field.

Reprinted here from Criminal Justice Major to Career Map available here

By Marguerite Busetti
Marguerite Busetti Associate Director of Career and Professional Development, Dobbs Ferry Campus Marguerite Busetti