New Course Profile: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Barry Lenson

New College Course Profile: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice  If you are interested in a career in the criminal justice field, your job outlook is positive indeed.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition (published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), the demand for jobs in the criminal justice fields will continue to see strong growth between now and the year 2018. The report specifically predicts an increasing demand for policemen and policewomen, probation management officers, correctional treatment specialists, and private detectives and investigators.

Whether you are already committed to pursuing a career in criminal justice or just want to know more, StraighterLine’s new Introduction to Criminal Justice course offers you a chance to start learning and training.

The course examines the past, present, and future of the American criminal justice system. Topics discussed include:

  • How laws are created
  • The history and types of law enforcement
  • Structure of the court system
  • The changing philosophies of the American correctional system

Students also examine the role of legal precedent, the death penalty, prison life, and the juvenile justice system. And to make the course even more pertinent today, special attention is paid to national and homeland security.

You don’t have to fulfill any prerequisites before you enroll in this exciting new online college course. You can sign up today, start taking online classes, and take your first steps toward a secure and worthwhile career in the field of criminal justice.

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