How to Become a Criminal Justice Specialist
Step 1: Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Step 2: Get Formal Training through an Accredited InstitutionWhile formal training is not always required for all careers in the field, it is a valuable tool that provides students with an understanding of the elements of the criminal justice system, investigations, and criminal law. Step 3: Start WorkingMany employers will offer on-the job training, but formal education as a Criminal Justice Specialist will offer applicants an advantage. Graduates at this level typically seek careers in Corrections or Private Security.
What You'll Learn In Your Online Criminal Justice Training
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- Psychology, Sociology and Crime
- American Government
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Reports and Documentation
- Corrections — Living Behind Bars and on Parole
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- Criminology 101 and Criminal Law
- Terrorism and Homeland Security
For the full Criminal Justice course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.
Criminal Justice Specialist Program That Fits Your Life
In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $41,440 a year* as a Criminal Justice Specialist. And our self-paced online criminal justice school training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online criminal justice specialist certificate program, there are no in-person criminal justice classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our online Criminal Justice school will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Criminal Justice Specialist—no previous experience needed.