Legal Careers in Criminology & Criminal Justice
As one of the cornerstones of criminal justice, careers in the legal system are a natural fit for professionals with an educational background in criminology and criminal justice. Whether your goal is to be a judge, a lawyer, a paralegal or pursue another career in this field, an online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice can help you excel. Other great choices that can help advance your career opportunities are PSU’s American Justice System Certificate and Advanced Crime Analysis Certificate Program.
Paralegals assist lawyers in the preparation of documents, cases, closings, trials and corporate meetings. They are employed by law firms, corporate entities and the government.
Lawyers are professionals qualified to provide advice in legal matters. Some lawyers represent clients in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution. Lawyers can take the role of prosecutors, defense attorneys or general counsel.
Judges preside over a court of law. The powers, functions, method of appointment, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. Judges are considered to be the leaders of the Judiciary Branch of the U.S. Government.
Judge Advocate General’s Corps, also known as JAG, is the judicial arm of the United States armed forces, consisting of autonomous departments in the Air Force, Army, United States Coast Guard and Navy.