Criminal Justice Industry Description
The Criminal Justice pathway includes the processes and interactions that occur between the police, courts, and correctional services. Whether it’s the police that keep our streets and families safe, the advocates protecting the rights of victims, or the corrections officers that monitor our jails and prisons, public safety is greatly impacted by these brave professionals. Those who pursue this pathway will become a part of one of those three systems and enforce local, state, and federal laws within their own jurisdiction.
Because career types vary widely in the homeland security industry, so do salaries. Here is a sampling of criminal justice-related jobs, their salaries and career prospects.
The goal of a program in this pathway is to teach students to analyze and think critically about the practices, policies, procedures, and institutions that compose the field of Criminal Justice and to gain a strong understanding of the integral relationship between crime, justice, and society. Students will study crime prevention, law enforcement, criminal justice ethics, the psychology of victims, and crisis de-escalation and intervention.
Learn more about career fields and job opportunities in criminal justice.
Criminal Justice Degree Options
List of Degrees
Develop Skills In Criminal Justice
Washington state skill centers are used to provide advanced preparatory programs for careers in criminal justice. Students have many paths open upon graduation and the completion of a skills center program helps prepare for post-secondary schooling, apprenticeship programs, military, living wage careers, and much more.
- Criminal Law – Understanding criminal law in Washington State.
- Resolving Conflict – Resolving conflict in a variety of situations.
- Court Proceedings – Analyzing how a case proceeds through the criminal justice system.
- Police Patrol – Applying basic methods of police patrol, operations, and management.
- Investigation – Apply basic investigative techniques for developing solutions to crime problems.
- Crime Scene – Secure and process a crime scene, employing proper techniques of evidence gathering, searching, sketching and on-scene interviewing.