Criminal Justice

Scholarship Entrant: Khadijah from West Park, FL
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Khadijah: 1

Criminal and social justice is a wide-ranging field of careers and job options that is constantly evolving. It has often been called a “recession-proof” line of work because the demand is always high for people willing to work long hours under often stressful conditions. This kind of job is most diffidently for me I also want to do Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Officer By far the biggest employer in the criminal justice world is law enforcement. Job opportunities in law enforcement include being a city beat cop, deputy sheriff, state trooper, constable. vice agent, and more. While individual cities and counties hire their own personnel, most states set the guidelines. Law enforcement officers have to be at least 21; have a clean criminal record and must get certification, which usually comes from attending a state police academy. In most states, a person seeking certification must already be hired by an agency before entering the six-to-nine week training program. Officers increase their pay through merit awards or by seeking more training such as SWAT, dog-handling; anti-terrorism, or ballistics. While not required, many officers are now getting bachelors degrees to further their careers and many seek masters’ courses and degrees. There are many jobs within the criminal justice field that I’m interest in and hopefully have career in the Criminal Justice some day. Some of them pay rather well. Lawyers often earn much money. Lawyers protect people’s rights. Becoming a lawyer does requires much time and effort and education. Lawyers can work for a private firm or for the government. I even could one day become a judge even. How about becoming a special agent for the government, I would love to have these kind of jobs the same way you get most jobs- by determining and meet every qualifications, and have a lot of Ambition.

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