Careers in Criminal Justice 1B: Finding Your Specialty
Officer / Investigator
Career Pathway Course Units
Unit 1: The Role of Private Security
Since the beginning of time, people have been looking for unique ways to protect themselves and their property. But believe it or not, government-funded police forces have only fulfilled that role for a short portion of our history! From something called the Pinkerton Agency to the Secret Service, private security is an integral part of American history.
Unit 2: Other Roles in Criminal Justice
If you’re interested in the criminal justice field but don’t plan on working patrol, don’t fret. There are many different jobs and career progression opportunities that will allow you to work in a field you’ll enjoy without having to go a traditional route. From border security chaplains to aviation enforcement agents, who knew that so many criminal justice roles existed?
Unit 3: Working with Medical Emergency & Fire Departments
EMS and fire service play important roles in keeping communities safe across the nation. Choosing a career in either of these fields requires training and certification, and students who wish to pursue these careers can join several agencies and organizations to prepare them for these careers. Overall, public agencies such as fire, EMS, police, court corrections, and security systems must work together to ensure communities are safe for the families that populate them.
Unit 4: Global Perspective: Collaborating with INTERPOL
INTERPOL operating on a global basis is one of the most important aspects of international public safety. These special agents are responsible not only for helping catch criminals but also for providing valuable resources to member countries’ law enforcement departments to help fight international crime. This organization comes from a long history of technological advancements, status changes, and more. Overall, a career in INTERPOL is a rewarding and meaningful one.
Unit 5: Spotlight on Interrogation
Interrogation plays an important role in law enforcement. When used correctly, it has the potential to develop relationships and solve crimes. In order for this process to be productive, police officers must build rapport with their communities and use effective communication techniques. When executed properly, interviews and interrogations will assist law enforcement in the pursuit of the truth and help avoid wrongful convictions.