Criminal Justice (CMJS)

What is Criminal Justice? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Sample Resumes UofA Department of Criminal Justice

What is Criminal Justice?

According to the University of Arkansas, "The Department of Sociology offers a major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. The program in criminal justice is designed to prepare candidates for a variety of entry-level positions in criminal justice and to enable experienced personnel to expand their knowledge and skills. Drawing on a strong interdisciplinary base in the social sciences, the program provides education in the complexities of human behavior and problems of interpersonal relations in an increasingly urbanized America. The overall goal of the program is to enable men and women to contribute to the development and implementation of a fair and effective system of criminal justice."

Related Careers

Accounting ForensicsATF Agent
Border Patrol AgentBounty Hunter
CIA AgentCoast Guard
Compliance OfficerCourt Reporter
Crime Laboratory AnalystCrime Scene Investigator
Criminal ProfilerCriminologist
Customs AgentDEA Agent
Diplomatic SecurityFBI Agent
Federal Air MarshalFederal Special Agent
Fish and Game WardenGame Warden
Homeland SecurityImmigration Agent
JudgeJuvenile Court Counselor
Law Enforcement OfficerLitigation Manager
Loss Prevention SpecialistMilitary Police
Naval InvestigatorParalegal
Parole OfficerPolice Detective
Private InvestigatorProbation Officer
Psychological ProfilerSecurity Officer
Substance Abuse CounselorTeacher
Transportation Security Administration OfficerUS Customs Agent
Youth Advocate

Related Skills

Ability to identify and analyze problemsBroad understanding of criminal law
Computer literacyConsiderations of gender & race
Critical thinkingDecision-making
Ethics and moral valuesInterviewing skills
Knowledge of legal structuresPatience
Quantitative SkillsResearch strategies
Skills in research and scientific methodologySupervision & management skills
Understanding nature of crimesWritten & presentation skill

Job & Internship Search Links

Criminal Justice Job Postings

Loss Prevention Job Postings

Police Officer Job Postings

Career Planning Links

Bachelor of Criminal Justice: Degree Overview

Community and Social Service Occupations

Criminal Justice Careers

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security


Legal Occupations

Police and Detectives

Private Detectives and Investigators

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

Game Warden Resource Site

Professional Association Links

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

American Correctional Association (ACA)

American Jail Association (AJA)

American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)

American Society of Criminology (ASC)

International Community Corrections Association

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)

Sample Resumes

Arts and Sciences resume