Why Volunteering Supports Your Crime and Criminal Justice Career
23 Feb 21
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Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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In recent years, as technology has developed and social divisions have been felt to deepen both at home and abroad, the field of criminal justice has become increasingly complex. With that complexity comes an increased demand for trained professionals with a strong understanding of the evolving nature of crime, the foundation of which can be built with a degree like the University of Bolton’s Crime and Criminal Justice BA.
The changing world of criminal justice
While the overall trend since the mid-90s has shown crime as a whole decreasing steadily year on year, recent research released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that over 4.5 million cyber-crimes were committed between October 2017 and December 2018. The ONS has also released data saying that reported cyber-crime offenses have risen by 24% since 2019.
As the evolving complexity of cyber-crime continues to show no signs of slowing down, there will always be a need for graduates with a strong understanding of the issues.
If you wish to excel in a job in the criminal justice sector, you need a wide and up-to-date skillset. It’s for this reason we offer the Crime and Criminal Justice BA.
A career in criminal justice
Whether you choose to take the LLM Common Professional Examination to become a lawyer, study for a master’s degree in social work, or go on to work for the Police or Transport Police, the Crime and Criminal Justice BA gives you the understanding you need to climb the first rung on your career ladder.
Not only will you be guided through your studies by dedicated and knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the field, but you’ll also be offered opportunities to get first-hand understanding through observation of criminal justice workplaces. You will also be able to get hands-on with volunteer activities designed to bolster your CV and build your professional network in the sector.
You’ll also receive specialist training for skills such as interview techniques, as well as fresh and relevant areas of study focusing on the modern world of crime.
The criminal justice degree also acts as a stepping-stone to a wide choice of career options from international aid to political research, by providing you with valuable transferable skills and a wide understanding of societal pressures that affect many aspects of modern life.
Why study at the University of Bolton?
If you want to be on top of this ever-changing world, edge out the competition in your chosen field, and study in an environment where the student comes first, the University of Bolton’s Crime and Criminal Justice BA could be the course for you.
Study at the university ranked #5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and #1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021, 2020, 2019). Find out how this degree can serve your criminal justice career ambitions on the course information page.