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									                                       Criminal Justice
                  Dr. Pearl Jacobs, MPA, Ph.D, Director of CJ Program/Internship Program
                                          Matthew Semel, MS, JD
                                           Patrick Morris, MPA
                             Catherine Gaccion, Academic Department Assistant


THE MISSION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

The Criminal Justice Program at Sacred Heart University is committed to and supports the goals of the
University and the College of Arts and Sciences. Specifically, the Criminal Justice Program is committed to
providing its students with the proficiency, flexibility and expertise to meet the needs of an ever-changing
technological and culturally diverse society. Ethical issues and concerns pervade every aspect of the field of
criminal justice. It is, therefore, incumbent upon the Criminal Justice Program to provide its students with the
ability to effectively deal with these issues utilizing the fundamental moral principles of Judeo-Christian
tradition. This includes obtaining a thorough knowledge of the various components of the field of criminal
justice and how they relate to our increasingly diverse society. Upon completion of the Baccalaureate degree,
graduates will be prepared to pursue graduate work in criminal justice, enter law school or obtain positions
within the ever-expanding field of criminal justice.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM GOALS

   1. To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the field of criminal justice.
   2. To develop within each student the ability to process and apply information.
   3. To provide students with an understanding of the need for ethics and leadership skills in the field of
      criminal justice.
   4. To give students an opportunity to test their knowledge through internships with criminal justice
      agencies.

RELATED CAREER TITLES:

ENTRY LEVEL JOB TITLES

*Airport Security        *Customs Agent            *Litigation Manager
Officer
*Bailiff              *Deportation Officer         *
*Body Guard           *Deputy Marshall             *Military Officer
*Border Patrol Agent  *Detective                   *Naval Investigator
*CIA Agent            *Discrimination              *Non-Profit
                      Investigator                 Organization Advocate
*Child Support Agency *Drug Enforcement            *Paralegal
Worker                Agent
*Community Service    *Employment Agency           *Park Ranger
Coordinator           Recruiter
*Compliance Manager *Environmental                 *Police Officer
                      Conservation Officer
*Corrections Officer  *FBI Agent                   *Postal Service
                                                   Investigator
*Court Administrator      *Fish & Game Warden *Pre-Trial Services
                                               Officer
*Court Clerk              *Loss Prevention     *Private Security Officer
                          Specialist
*Housing/Tenant           *Industrial Security *Probation & Parole
Representative            Specialist           Officer
*Juvenile Court           *Law Clerk           *Public Safety Officer
Counselor
*SBI Agent                *Social Worker           *Victim Services
                                                   Specialist
*Secret Service Agent     *Teacher                 *Youth Advocate
*Sheriff                  *US Customs Agent        *US Marshall

JOBS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE

*Attorney                 *Criminologist           *Law Librarian
*Coroner                  *Corrections Facilities *Police Detective
                          Manager
*FBI Agent                *Contracts Administrator *Penologist
*Criminal Investigator    *Substance Abuse         *Private Investigator
                          Counselor
*Warden



RELATED MAJOR SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS:

Written & presentation skills          Research strategies
Understanding societies' reaction to   Ethics and moral values
crimes
Considerations of gender & race        Interviewing skills
Quantitative skills                    Strong background in humanities,
                                       social
                                          science, & natural science
Skills in research and scientific      Broad understanding of criminal law
methodology                            and
                                          the criminal justice system
Critical thinking                      Computer literacy
Understanding nature of crimes         Ability to identify and analyze social
                                          problems and develop solutions
Decision-making                        Knowledge of legal structures
Patience                               Supervision & management skills
CAREER PLANNING RESOURCES:

How to Get a Job in CJ: http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/jusjobs.htm

CJ Career Info: http://www.criminaljusticeusa.com

MSU CJ Resource Guide: http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/crimjust/index.htm

CJ Links: http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/cjlinks

CJ Directory: http://talkjustice.com/cybrary.asp

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/links.html

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov

Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/law00.00.00

      DATA FOR CRIMINAL JSUTICE GRADS:
         o “Employment Mega-Sites in Criminal Justice” A website with many useful links to stay updated
            on the most current job openings in criminal justice.
            http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/employ.htm

           o “Gov’t Job Openings” A website with the job openings for criminal justice dealing with the
             government.
             http://www.govtjobs.com/crim/

           o “The Criminal Justice Education Page” Lots of information on resume writing and information
             on who is hiring in the criminal justice field.
             http://www.cjed.com/

           o “Criminal Justice Career Resources” Lots of links to different pages with many job listings. Also
             a lot of resume, cover letter and follow-up assistance pages.
             http://arapaho.nsuok.edu/~dreveskr/CCCR.html-ssi

           o “Police/ Law Enforcement Jobs” Job openings for all different types of police forces.
             http://www.policeemployment.com/

           o “Cop Career” Job openings for all different types of police forces. More specific than the link
             above.
             http://www.copcareer.com/


LAW ENFORCEMENT JOB LINKS:

911Hot Jobs: http://www.911hotjobs.com

Career Builder: http://www.careerbuilder.com

City & County Government Jobs: http://www.citycountyjobs.com
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (Employment and Links): http://www.calea.org

Cop Spot: http://www.cop-spot.com/employment

Cop Career: http://www.copcareer.com

Dr. O’Connor’s Links (Agencies and State by State Guide): http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/polstruct.htm

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training: http://www.iadlest.org

Jobs4Police: http://www.jobs4police.com

Law Enforcement Recruiting Directory: http://www.officer.com/recruiting/index.htm

Law Enforcement Jobs: http://www.lawenforcementjob.com

Officer: http://www.officer.com

Official Directory of State Patrol & State Police: http://www.statetroopersdirectory.com

Police Guide: http://www.policeguide.com

Police Jobs: http://www.policejobs.com

Police Employment: http://www.policeemployment.com

Police Pay: http://www.policepay.net

USA Cops: http://www.usacops.com



COURT RELATED JOB LINKS:

U.S. Courts: http://www.uscourts.gov/employment.html

Legal Employment: http://www.legalemploy.com

American Bar Association Career Corner: http://www.abanet.org/lsd/jobopp.html

Federal Law Clerk Information System: https://lawclerks.ao.uscourts.gov

Find Law: http://careers.findlaw.com

Attorney Jobs: http://www.attorneyjobs.com

Law Info: http://jobs.lawinfo.com

Law Forum: http://www.lawforum.com/html/career_center.html

Lawyers Weekly Jobs: http://www.lawyersweeklyjobs.com
Wash Law: http://www.washlaw.edu

National Center for State Courts: http://www.ncsconline.org



CORRECTION RELATED JOB LINKS:

American Correctional Association: http://www.aca.org

Federal Bureau of Prisons: http://www.bop.gov

Corrections Connection: http://www.corrections.com

American Jail Association: http://www.corrections.com/aja

Jail.net: http://www.jail.net

National Institute of Corrections: http://www.nicic.org



FEDERAL LINKS:

Federal Government Jobs: http://www.dcjobsource.com/fed.html

Federal Job Search: http://www.federaljobsearch.com

Federal Jobs Net: http://www.federaljobs.net

Fed World: http://www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html

Government Departments and Agencies: http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml

Govtjobs.com: http://www.govtjobs.com

National Security Agency: http://www.nsa.gov/careers

U.S. Government Manual: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html

U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/xp/cgov/careers

www.jobsfed.com




STATE AND LOCAL JOB LINKS:
Council of State Governments: http://www.statenews.org

GovJobs: http://www.govjobs.net

GovSpot: http://www.govspot.com

International City/County Management Association: http://www.icma.org

Local Government Institute: http://www.lgi.org

National Association of Counties: http://www.naco.org

National Conference of State Legislatures: http://www.ncsl.org

National Governors Association: http://www.nga.org

National League of Cities: http://www.nlc.org

State and Local Government on the Net: http://www.statelocalgov.net

State and Local Governments: http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/stategov/stategov.html



PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Blue Line: Police Opportunity Monitor- offers jobs in the field of criminal justice www.theblueline.com

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - protecting the U.S. from terrorist attacks, from foreign intelligence
operations, and from cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes; combating public corruption at all levels;
protecting civil rights; combating international and national organized crime, major white-collar crime, and
significant violent crime; supporting our law enforcement and intelligence partners; and upgrading FBI
technology.
www.fbi.gov

PoliceEmployment.com- finds jobs for future police officers
http://www.policeemployment.com/

Public Safety Executive Association- jobs in the field of public safety
www.psea.com

Mentors from the American Society of Criminology: http://sun.soci.niu.edu/~ascmentr/mentor.html

Graduate Schools in CJ: http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/jusgrad.htm

International Links: http://www.sonoma.edu/cja/info/infop2.html#lawenf

American Board of Criminalistics (Forensic Science): http://www.criminalistics.com

American Academy of Forensic Sciences: http://www.aafs.org
International Association of Crime Analysts: http://www.iaca.net

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: http://www.acjs.org

American Society of Criminology: http://www.asc41.com



ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS:

US Department of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/

Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.fbi.gov

National Federation of Paralegal Associations: http://www.paralegals.org/

National Association of Legal Assistants: http://www.nala.org/

Central Intelligence Agency: http://www.cia.gov

American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives: http://www.noblenatl.org/

National Drug Enforcement Officers Association: http://www.ndeoa.org

National Sheriff's Association: http://www.sheriffs.org/

National Security Agency: http://www.nsa.gov/

American Criminal Justice Association: http://acjalae.org



CRIMINAL JUSTICE SEARCH SITES:

Justice Research and Statistics Association: www.jrsainfo.org/sac/index.html

Bureau of Justice Statistics: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs

Sourcebook of CJ Statistics: www.albany.edu/sourcebook

Crime Data Sources in CJ: http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/data.htm


RELATED PUBLICATIONS IN THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT LIBRARY:

2004-2005 LSAT&LSDAS Registration and Information Book

IRS Criminal Investigation
Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors. By Stephen Lambert and Debra Regan

Connecticut Judicial Branch Intern Orientation (Sept, 2003)

Connecticut Judicial Branch Internship Program

								
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