Criminal Justice Resources

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Job Titles

Airline Security Representative Deputy Marshall Penologist
Airport Security Office Detective Police Detective
Animal Treatment Investigator Discrimination Investigator Police Officer
Attorney District Attorney Pre-Trial Services Officer
Bailiff Drug Enforcement Agent Private Investigator
Body Guard Employment Agency Recruiter Private Security Officer
Border Patrol Agent Environmental Conservation Officer Probation and Parole Officer
CIA Angent FBI Agent Public Defender
Child Support Agency Worker Fish and Game Warden Public Safety Officer
Community Service Coordinator Housing/Tenant Representative Secret Service Agent
Compliance manager Industrial Security Specialist Sheriff
Contracts Administrator Juvenile Court Counselor Social Worker
Coroner Law Clerk Substance Abuse Counselor
Corrections Facility Manager Law Librarian Teacher
Corrections Officer Loss Prevention Specialist US Customs Agent
Counter Intelligence Officer Litigation Manager US Marshall
Court Administrator Military Officer US Postal Inspector
Court Clerk Naval Investigator Victim Services Specialist
Criminal Investigator Non-Profit Organization Advocate Warden
Criminologist Paralegal Youth Advocate
Customs Agent Park Ranger Youth Specialist
Deportation Officer

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Articulate Diligent Ethical
Assertive Diplomatic Honest
Calm Disciplined Moral
confident Efficient Patient
Considerate Energetic Resourceful

Workplace Skills

Consider gender and race when making decisions
Interview victims, witnesses and subjects
Draft legal documents
Feel comfortable in the company of others
Identify and analyze social problems and develop solutions
Know legal procedures and applicable laws
Proficient in defensive tactics and arrest techniques

Knowledge and skill in firearms use
Possess a strong background in humanities, science and natural science
Supervise and manage employees
Understand criminal law and the criminal justice system
Work alone or assist with research and scientific methodology
Work without supervision

Job Postings

Blue Line: Police Opportunity Monitor: Covers law enforcement, public safety, firefighter, and EMT jobs.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) Job Information: Job posting and career information site with links.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Career Paths: Internships, jobs and career information is available.

Federal Aviation Administration: Currently hiring security personnel.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Job Links: Career opportunities and jobs are posted in the following areas: Special Agents, Linguists, IT professionals, Security Specialists, Biologists, Chemists, Human Resources Specialists, Police Officers, Intelligence Analysts and more.

Federal Jobs Digest: You can select law enforcement as an occupation group under live jobs.

Govtjobs.Com Criminal Justice Job Listings: A subset of the Public Sector Job Bulletin. For a fee, you can have job listings emailed to you on a regular basis.

LawEnforcementJobs.Com Employment Portal: Provides employment information on over 4,000 municipal police, state police and patrol, sheriff, federal, international, corrections, university and college departments.

National Directory of Emergency Services Job Postings: Your Up-to-the-Minute Source for Police and Fire Department Employment Opportunities. Requires membership for access to full database.

Careers Search

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice: Careers, Jobs, and Training Information: Provides information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Criminal Justice Opportunities

Ball State University: Ball State University has provided a list of a wide variety of career opportunities available to criminal justice majors.

Criminal Justice USA: Selecting the right criminal justice career requires reliable information about the opportunities that exist in the criminal justice industry. provides aspiring criminal justice professionals with current, reliable and informative career information and job descriptions designed to help them make an informed decision when it comes to selecting a career in criminal justice or law enforcement.

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation: This is a private, non-profit educational organization that promotes solutions to the problems facing the criminal justice system.

Major Resource Kit: Site of what the University of Delaware has to offer for criminal justice majors. It includes Some Employers of Criminal Justice Majors, ways to Enhancing Employability.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice: Brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States.

World Wide Learn: All you need to know about criminal justice. Fully describes all aspects of criminal justice, the characteristics, why you should pursue it, what you can do with it, and much more.

Law Enforcement Academies: A list of different certified training academies in Missouri.