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Criminal justice is no longer a male-dominated industry. Women hold and can obtain criminal justice careers in corrections, law enforcement and security. Entering the criminal justice field, begins ...

Criminal justice is no longer a male-dominated industry. Women hold and can obtain criminal justice careers in corrections, law enforcement and security. Entering the criminal justice field, begins with earning a degree in criminal justice. UniversityDecisions.com provides information on criminal justice careers and the education requirements required to get them. UniversityDecisions.com also details criminal justice degree programs and the schools, colleges and universities that offer them.

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    Criminal Justice Careers for Women Criminal Justice Careers for Women Presentation Transcript

    • LIP GLOSS & LAW ENFORCEMENT: WOMEN IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD
      • From The UniversityDecisions.com Decisions Center
    • Crime: No longer a “boy’s club”
      • Criminal justice is no longer a male-dominated industry. In fact, it is constantly seeking highly-trained individuals of both gender.
      • The following are descriptions of the many rewarding career options for women in the field of criminal justice.
    • Women in Law Enforcement
      • Opportunities for women exist in law enforcement at several levels:
        • Local
        • County
        • State
        • Federal
      • Women work in areas of:
        • Patrol
        • Corrections
        • Security
      • Women should also consider specializations in some area law enforcement
    • Specialized Law Enforcement
      • State positions include:
        • Highway patrol
        • Divisions of criminal intelligence
      • Federal specialization for law enforcement:
        • Federal Bureau of Investigations
        • Border Patrol
        • Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm
        • Secret Service and Homeland Security
    • Civilian Support
      • Every agency of criminal justice uses civilian support personnel and many of these positions are held by women.
      • Report takers, dispatchers, records specialists, computer information support personnel and radio technicians are the predominate positions held by civilian support.
    • Work in the Courts
      • Lawyers, victim advocates, domestic violence advocates, paralegals, court reporters and support staff positions are other viable options for women in criminal justice.
      • There are investigative positions for both prosecutors and defense attorneys as well. These positions generally require some prior investigative experience.
    • Corrections: Work in Prisons and Jails
      • The field of corrections offers many advantages to women as well. Female correctional officers are needed in any institution that houses females.
      • These institutions range from:
        • Adult Facilities
        • Juvenile Facilities
        • Minimum Security
        • Maximum Security
    • CSI-style: Forensic Sciences
      • Forensics involves advanced crime scene investigation techniques including:
        • Arson
        • Handwriting
        • Ballistics
        • DNA
        • Drug Screening
        • Fibers
    • Prepare For Your Criminal Justice Career
      • Learn about criminal justice career education requirements
      • Research criminal justice training programs and the schools, colleges and universities that offer them
      • Visit the Decision Center at UniversityDecisions.com and decided on your criminal justice education path.