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My Choice to Persue a Career in Criminal Justice

  • Date Submitted: 03/24/2010 04:32 PM
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I chose to study Criminal Justice because the world depends on future professionals to guide today’s youth in the right direction. Criminal Justice is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. While the discipline has been expanding for more than a decade, much job growth is still to come. There is no doubt that the events of September 11, 2001 opened the world’s eyes to how important community awareness is. I chose Criminal Justice as my career path because it facilitates exploration of the tension that exists within American society between individual rights and freedoms on one hand and the need for public safety and security on the other. In my current career, I am responsible for assuring that many travelers both domestic and international are safe before boarding an aircraft. Working among many different cultures has opened my mind to the bigger picture with where I want my Criminal Justice career to take me. There is a large area of choice when it comes to the Criminal Justice field as a career choice. Criminal Justice degrees not only teach how to enforce and uphold laws, but there is also almost as much of a focus on the analysis of why crime exists in the first place.   The study social and economic implications in high crime areas, extremes, and types vary from place to place. There is also considerable study of the notion of criminality, and the important acknowledgment of the scale of crime. The demand for qualified and efficient personnel in the field of criminal justice is on the rise. There are many federal agencies to choose from when it comes to employment. Depending on the level of your experience and education in any sphere that encompasses the basics and/or specifics of criminal justice employment in federal agencies like the FBI, CIA, ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms), the Secret Service, Customs, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), INS, and the Border Patrol, in state and local government agencies as state troopers, SBI...

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