14/05/2020

What can I do with a Crime and Criminal Justice degree?

The crime and criminal justice sector are full of exciting and interesting work. Helping make the world a better place, whether that means investigating live cases or improve the lives of previously convicted criminals, there are plenty of career paths you can go onto after graduation. Here are just some of the companies you could find yourself working for:

  • Police
  • Prison and Probation Service
  • British Transport Police
  • Private sector providers such as Serco and G4S
  • Victim support charities
  • Ministry of Defence
  • UK Border Force
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • Trading Standards
  • HM Revenue and Customs

These roles provide incredible career satisfaction. Helping the nation from multiple different aspects, enforcing the law is vital for society to function, but for every law that there is, someone will need to support enforcing it. Some of the roles are obvious in relation to a Crime and Criminal Justice degree, but some more obscure roles include:

  • Magistrate
  • Social work
  • Public health and safeguarding
  • Mentoring
  • Health promotion
  • Behaviour management
  • Work with refugee and asylum seekers
  • Advice work
  • Community safety
  • Family support
  • Political research
  • Charity and advice work
  • Human Resources

Although after graduation from this bachelor’s degree many people will seek Postgraduate education by applying for a master’s degree. Usually, the types of master’s degree are in social work, teaching or even an LLM Common Professional Examination which can allow them to become a lawyer in the future.

The University of Bolton has a strong reputation for its law courses, great facilities, and supportive learning, if you are interested in studying at Bolton, click here.

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