The area of criminology is very broad. To find your niche, it is important to get to know yourself better to know which matches with your personality traits and then talk to people involved in that area to see if is indeed a suitable match.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
Criminology can be studied as a standalone, or you could do a joint honours degree, like Criminology and Criminal Justice, in which you’ll learn the workings of the justice system and the processes behind prosecuting and rehabilitating offender, or Criminology and Forensic Studies, which gives you a grounding in the scientific processes of forensic investigation.
The jobs you can do with a Criminology degree are :
Scene of crime officer
Hi Kevin: A major in criminology can be thefoundation for several careers. Some are juvenile court, teacher, social services, police officer, and manyothers
Check out this website for more ideas:. Www.marquette.edu/explore/what-can-you-do-with-a-major-in-criminology.php. Good luck!