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Criminal Justice and Safety Studies

An education in criminal justice and safety studies can prepare graduates for a variety of jobs in enforcement, corrections, law and homeland security. Continue reading to learn more about education options and career paths in the field of criminal justice and safety studies.

Inside Criminal Justice and Safety Studies

Criminal justice and safety studies can lead to many divergent career paths. The education needed for these careers can range from an associate's degree all the way through a doctorate, depending on the type of job. Common employment opportunities include detectives, police or probation officers, security specialists and teachers. Each job requires specific traits and abilities, though criminal justice students gain the fundamental knowledge of law and government, public safety and psychology relevant to these careers.

If you're interested in online courses, looking to obtain a full degree or just curious about careers in criminal justice and safety studies, Study.com offers you information about the career options and educational opportunities in the field.

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