Criminal Justice (IES)

Criminal Justice is a problem-based field of study focusing on the nature of crime and the agencies and processes that respond to crime in a democratic society. The principal elements of criminology are social science theory and research methods that explore all aspects of crime and justice issues. Criminal Justice also examines crime prevention and crime control efforts.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog

Related Major Skills

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

Sample Work Settings

Armed Forces
Central Intelligence Agency
Corporate Security Offices
Courts - Juvenile or Adult
Crime Labs
Crisis Centers
Customs & Border Protection
Drug Enforcement Agency
Drug Treatment Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Department of Corrections
Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Internal Revenue Service
Juvenile Detention Center
Juvenile Justice Programs
Prison Systems
Private Detective Agencies
Private Security/Surveillance Firms
US Department of Justice
US Secret Service
Victim/Witness Services
Youth Facilities

 Last Modified 8/5/19