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What Different Types Of Criminal Justice Degrees Exist?

If you are interested in pursuing a criminal justice degree with a specific focus, you have to first know the various types of degrees available.

Within the broad field of criminal justice you can get degrees in various specific fields. Some of these fields are: Corrections, Court Reporting, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Justice administration, homeland security, Economic Crimes, Forensic sciences, Law, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, Paralegal & Legal Assistant, Public Safety Management and Security & Loss Prevention.

You should collect information about the various online degrees being offered by various schools and pick the one you find most suitable. Following is a list of some of the more important types of criminal justice degrees available:

� Degrees in Criminal Justice

These degrees prepare students for a career in law and criminal justice:


Justice administration

Legal services

Court reporting

� Degrees in Law Enforcement

These degrees prepare students for careers in policing and investigation:

Crime scene investigations

Law enforcement

Legal services

Paralegal & legal assistant

� Degrees in Correction Management

Prepares students in the management of prisons and other correctional institutions

Correctional management and administration

Urban management and administration of probation and parole

Probation and parole

� Degrees in Security Management

These degrees prepare students for managing the security needs of corporate and public institutions.

Technical systems and planning management

Corporate security management

Corporate crime prevention

Assets protection management

Administrative law

Homeland security

� Degrees in Juvenile Justice

These degrees prepare students for careers dealing with juveniles.

Urban juvenile justice

Juvenile counseling theories

� Degrees in Economic Crime

These degrees prepare students for careers dealing with economic crime and fraud.

Economic crime management

Fraud management

Forensic accounting

Economic crime investigation

� Degrees in Public Safety Management

These degrees prepare students for careers dealing with public safety.

Emergency response policy

Public safety management

Submitted by:

Jim Greenberg

Jim Greenberg recommends you visit the Online Criminal Justice Degree Guide for more information on criminal justice programs. See http://www.ocjdg.com/2006/03/which_online_cr.html for more information.


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