Making A Difference...
The faculty at SMCC are successful practitioners from law enforcement and criminal justice fields. Our "hands on" approach gives you the opportunity to learn through experience.
Examine the nature and causes of crime, criminal law, constitutional safeguards, and the organization and operation of jails, prisons, police, courts, and community correction agencies. This unique program takes a closer look at the history behind the criminal justice system, and discusses the morals and ethics of those who are responsible for upholding the law.
Criminal Justice opportunities can generally can be categorized into five major fields:
- Law enforcement
- The courts
- Forensic science
- Private security
The goals of criminal justice professionals can be summarized as preventing and controlling crime, shielding the public from harm, providing detention and rehabilitation services, and ensuring equal justice for society.
- Local governments employ more than twice as many workers as State governments.
- Professional and service occupations accounted for more than half of all jobs; fire fighters and law enforcement workers, concentrated in local government, are the largest occupations.
- Although job prospects vary by State and region, overall prospects are expected to be favorable.
- Employer-provided benefits are more common among State and local government employees than among workers in the private sector.
(Sources: Occupational Handbook)