In your Criminology/ Criminal Justice degree you will have developed a wide range of skills that will be useful in a number of work settings. The information below gives some suggestions to help you identify a career direction.
Many criminology/ criminal justice graduates are interested in careers concerned with the prevention of crime, including work with offenders and potential offenders, careers in social inclusion, and law enforcement roles.
You could work for:
Roles in these organisations are extremely varied and can include:
Police officers, customs officers, health and safety officers
Prison officers, probation officers
|Formulating laws/ policies
Government social researchers, Law Commission research assistants
Court administration workers, legal secretaries
Social workers, advice workers
Community development officers
The transferable skills you have developed through your degree make you employable for a range of careers outside of Criminal Justice. Criminology/ Criminal Justice graduates can therefore be found in a range of other industries and roles including administration, education, law, social welfare, management and finance.
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Some of the jobs that Criminology/ Criminal Justice graduates from this university were in, 6 months after graduating, include:
You may find our downloadable guides useful which provide information about where you could work, roles, improving your employability and job hunting.
As you have chosen an academic degree that could lead to multiple career options, you will need to analyse carefully your own skills, values and interests and compare these with job options to identify career areas that might suit you.
You will also need to think about how you will convey your skills and abilities to employers in the career areas you identify and consider what else you need to do to boost your employability. This might mean undertaking further study, work experience or voluntary work.
As a graduate in Criminology/ Criminal Justice it is likely that you have developed the ability to:
|Understand the complexity of social situations||Generate and evaluate evidence|
|Think analytically, logically and critically||Make ethical judgements|
These are skills that all employers value, regardless of sector.
More detail about the skills you have gained is available via:
Check our career planning pages for quizzes and useful links to help you generate career options and identify your skills, interests, values and motivations.