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					                                Virginia Commonwealth University Career Center
       Career Development for a Bachelor of Science in CRIMINAL JUSTICE
                                         VCU College of Humanities and Sciences

Specific Skills
     ability to identify and analyze social problems and develop solutions.
     skills in research and scientific methodology.
     broad understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system.
Additional Experience--TO BECOME MORE MARKETABLE:
    Take electives in areas related to your career goals (e.g., government) or double major or minor in a
     supporting area such as foreign studies, computer science, mathematics, or accounting.
    Participate in and take on leadership roles in extracurricular activities
    Arrange for an internship, part-time job or volunteer in the field.
Some Criminal Justice Job Requirements
   A clean record—no felony convictions, no DUIs
   Some positions require that you do not smoke (you can have smoked in the past, but not current)
   No illegal drug use https://www.fbijobs.gov/fer.asp, no abuse of prescription or over the counter drugs
   Good credit history is a good idea—no defaults of student loan (insured by the U.S. Government)
   Passing a urinalysis drug test
   Registering with the Selective Service System (Males over 18 http://www.sss.gov/regist.htm)
   Criminal background check once you are selected as a candidate for an interview—applicants must provide
    work history from 18 on up—DO NOT LEAVE ANY JOB OUT, even if you only had it an hour.
   Lying will keep you from being hired, you will take a polygraph and may for the rest of your career in a
    security clearance profession
   No illegal downloading of music
EXAMPLES OF ENTRY LEVEL JOB TITLES
Airport Security Officer       Bailiff                                                Body Guard
Border Patrol Agent            Child Support Agency Worker                            CIA Agent
Community Service Coordinator  Compliance Manager                                     Corrections Officer
Court Administrator            Court Clerk                                            Deportation Officer
Deputy Marshall                Detective                                              Discrimination Investigator
Drug Enforcement Agent         Employment Agency Recruiter                            Environmental Conservation Officer
FBI Agent                      Fish & Game Warden                                     Housing/Tenant Representative
Industrial Security Specialist Juvenile Court Counselor                               Law Clerk
Litigation Manager             Loss Prevention Specialist                             Military Officer
Naval Investigator             Non-Profit Organization Advocate                       Paralegal
Park Ranger                    Police Officer                                         Postal Service Investigator
Pre-Trial Services Officer     Private Security Officer                               Probation & Parole Officer
Public Safety Officer          Secret Service Agent                                   Sheriff
Social Worker                  Teacher                                                US Customs Agent
US Marshall                    Victim Services Specialist                             Youth Advocate
                   JOBS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE
Attorney                       Coroner                        FBI Agent
Criminologist                  Corrections Facilities Manager Criminal Investigator
Law Librarian                  Police Detective               Contracts Administrator
Substance Abuse Counselor      Private Investigator
STATE OF VA
  Virginia Department of Corrections                 http://www.vadoc.state.va.us/
  Department of Juvenile Justice                     http://www.djj.state.va.us/
  Virginia Department of Criminal Justice            http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/
  Virginia State Police                              http://www.vsp.state.va.us/
  Court Interpreters                                 http://www.courts.state.va.us/interpreters/usage.htm
  Virginia’s Judical System                          http://www.courts.state.va.us/jbrr/jbrr.htm

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Last updated: December 2006, BC
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACTS (updated: Fall 2006)
City of Richmond Police Department
If any students are interested in riding with RPD, please contact Officer Marian Harris, Community Youth &
Intervention Services Unit 804 646-5158.
Hanover County
R. Scott Carter, Sergeant, Personnel and Training, 804-365-6230 office, www.hanoversheriff.com,
rescarter@co.hanover.va.us
Henrico County
Officer James S. Yeom, Personnel Services Officer/Recruiter, 804-501-4806,
yeo28@co.henrico.va.us
Chesterfield County
Elliot Anderson, Recruiter, Personnel Unit, 804-796-7169, http://chesterfield.gov/publicsafety/police/recruit.asp
policerecruit@chesterfield.gov

FEDERAL JOBS SITES
   USA Jobs- Federal Job Listings           http://www.usajobs.gov/
   Transportation Security                  http://www.tsa.gov/join/index.shtm
   Administration
   United States Secret Service             http://www.treas.gov/usss/index.shtml
   IRS Criminal Investigation               http://www.jobs.irs.gov/home.html
   Naval Criminal Investigative             http://www.ncis.navy.mil/
   Service
   National Security Agency                 http://www.nsa.gov/careers/
   INS Border Patrol and                    http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
   Immigration
   US Park Police                           http://www.nps.gov/uspp/findex.htm
   US Department of State:                  http://www.state.gov/careers/
   Pentagon Force Protection                http://www.pfpa.mil/employment.html
   Agency
   US Postal Inspector                      http://www.usps.com/employment/welcome.htm?from=home&page=employment
   Federal Bureau of Prisons                http://www.bop.gov/jobs/index.jsp
   FBI                                      http://www.fbijobs.gov/
   CIA                                      https://www.cia.gov/careers/index.html
   Dept of Treasury                         http://www.moneyfactory.gov/hr/index.cfm/12
   PoliceEmployment.com                     http://www.policeemployment.com/
   Criminal Justice                         http://criminaljusticejobs.com/

CAREER PLANNING AND INFORMATION:
   OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK                                  http://www.bls.gov/
   Criminal Justice Resources                                     http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/links.html
   Association of Certified Fraud Examiners                       http://www.acfe.com/career/career-center.asp
   Fraud                                                          http://www.aicpa.org/pubs/jofa/oct2003/wells.htm

ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS:
  Virginia Secretary of Public Safety                             http://www.publicsafety.virginia.gov/AgencyInfo/index.cfm
  Virginia Crime Prevention Association                           http://www.vcpa.org/
  Virginia State Crime Commission                                 http://www.vcsc.state.va.us/
  US Department of Justice                                        http://www.usdoj.gov/
  National Federation of Paralegal Associations                   http://www.paralegals.org/
  National Association of Legal Assistants                        http://www.nala.org/
  American Bar Association                                        http://www.abanet.org/
  National Organization of Black Law Enforcement                  http://www.noblenatl.org/
  Executives
  National Drug Enforcement Officers Association                  http://www.ndeoa.org
  National Sheriff's Association                                  http://www.sheriffs.org/
  The Annie Casey Foundation                                      http://www.aecf.org/

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