mkwfk asked this question on 3/18/2000:
WHAT ARE THE MAIN STUDIES ? HOW DID YOU KNOW THIS WAS WHAT YOU WANTED TO STUDY? DESCRIBE AND WHAT IS CRIMINAL JUSTICE?
Fr_Chuck gave this response on 3/19/2000:
the criminal justice major,
of course you have all of the general studies of english, history, math and the such
but on the criminal justice side, ( don't know if I can remember every thing) criminal law, constitutional law case law patrol and procedures criminology crime lab fingerprinting ( that is tough) also alot of socialogy and social science there are several more, I did not want to take it at first, I needed some electives ( I was on a ROTC scholarship) and was involved with alot of political science classes. I personally started working for a Bail Bond company helping write bonds at night and on weekends and to help find a few that skipped but we thought was still local so I thought it was fun, and sure beat the $ 1.75 the hamburger place was paying. So I took the classes for fun. Ended up taking enough classes to make a second major
It helped out, after the air force being all I could be ( or something like that) I recieved a political appointment to the Justice Department in the Federal corrects area as a GS 11, ended up a 12 and a acting 13 when I left them
The only reason to take it as a major is if you have a desire to work in crimianl justice or as a pre law course work for transfering to a law school latter. There are lots of opportunity, with the federal governmetn, all will take that degree, they may say they don't but enough grads apply to keep anyone else out. The states hire tons every year also. some states pay better than the federal government, in other states it is the other way around