General Resources: Careers
in Criminal Justice
For job titles and related web sites, select a category
The opportunities for a career in law enforcement
extend far beyond simply being a police officer. A listing of career options
follows, but this is by no means exhaustive.
|Border Patrol Agent
||Insurance Fraud Investigator
|Campus Police Officer
|Crime Prevention Specialist
||Loss Prevention Officer
||Military Police Officer
|Deputy U.S. Marshal
|Drug Enforcement Agent
|FBI Special Agent
|Federal Agency Investigator
|Secret Service Agent
|Highway Patrol Officer
Related Web Sites
in Law Enforcement
At this Web site you can find information
about available law enforcement jobs across the country. The site also
provides information about the hiring process.
This site provides extensive job listings
at the federal, state, and local level.
of Justice Job Search
Search for career opportunities with
the U.S. Department of Justice and its offices, boards, and divisions,
including the Bureau of Prisons, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration
and Naturalization Service, Office of the Inspector General, Office of
Justice Programs, United States Attorney Offices, and United States Marshals
Order of Police (FOP)
The Fraternal Order of Police is the
world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more
than 2,000 lodges and 294,000 members.
Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of
Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization
of police executives, with over 19,000 members in over 100 different countries.
The courts provide an important aspect of the criminal
justice system, and offer a wide range of career options, including
|Clerk of Court
||Public Information Officer
|Jury Assignment Commissioner
||Trial Court Administrator
Related Web Sites
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals
seeks to reduce substance abuse, crime and recidivism by promoting and
advocating for the establishment and funding of Drug Courts and providing
for collection and dissemination of information, technical assistance,
and mutual support to association members.
District Attorneys Association
The National District Attorneys Association
was created to be the voice of America's prosecutors and to support their
efforts to protect the rights and safety of the people.
The people who train others are an important cog
in the wheel of the criminal justice system. Some careers include,
Community College, College, or University Lecturer or Professor
Within the corrections system, a legion of workers
maintain security and discipline within institutions, and provide myriad
services in institutions and community-based programs.
|Activity Therapy Administrator
||Mental Health Clinician
||Prison Industries Superintendent
|Chemical Dependency Manager
|Child Care Worker
|Children’s Services Counselor
|Client Service Coordinator
|Clinical Social Worker
|Community Liaison Officer
||Sex Offender Therapist
|Drug Court Coordinator
||Substance Abuse Counselor
|Fugitive Apprehension Officer
|Home Detention Supervisor
|Human Services Counselor
||Warden or Superintendent
|Job Placement Officer
||Youth Service Worker/Coordinator
|Juvenile Detention Officer
|Juvenile Probation Officer
Related Web Sites
The American Correctional Association
is a multi-disciplinary organization of professionals representing all
facets of corrections and criminal justice.
Probation and Parole Association
The American Probation and Parole Association
is an international association composed of individuals actively involved
with probation, parole and community-based corrections.
Visit this site for listings of open
positions in all areas of government and criminal justice.
Corrections and Prisons Association
The International Corrections and Prisons Association
provides a forum for criminal justice professionals to join in a dialogue
and to share ideas and practices aimed at advancing professional corrections.
of National Drug Control Policy
The principal purpose of the Office of National
Drug Control Policy is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives
for the nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce
illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and
violence; and drug-related health consequences.