In Summer 2012 Tara Tripp, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program, worked with Dr. Sutham Cobkit on a research project to learn more about criminal justice students’ possible career options outside the criminal justice system. Tripp and Cobkit presented the paper at the 2013 annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences held in Dallas, TX, March 19 – 23, 2013.
The paper has been recently accepted for publication in Journal of Criminal Justice Education and will be in print in 2013. The title and the abstract of the paper are below.
Title: Unexpected Pathways: Criminal Justice Career Options in the Private Sector
Abstract: Career guide books and scholarly articles alike focus on courts, corrections, and law enforcement careers for criminal justice students. While those careers are noteworthy and popular among students, there are numerous professions available to criminal justice students in the private sector. This study outlines possible career choices outside of the criminal justice system as well as potential organizations for employment. Employment options are located in the fields of investigation, security, legal assistance, intelligence analysis, research and academia, and others with defense contractors, consulting firms, intelligence agencies, and Fortune 500 companies among additional private corporations.
Posted: April 4, 2013