What do I do after graduating high school and want to work with crimes and figuring them out? Criminology perhaps
hello! I have some questions because i really don’t know what to do after I graduate especially when you’re the first one in the family to go through this. im absolutely interested in going to college and get a degree in criminology,but I don’t know for how long,what the degree will get me (jobs).Im seriously so lost but I do know I’d love to figure out crimes and help with all of that.Am I choosing the right thing to get a degree in? What career do I choose if I want to do that? Do I have to be a police officer first? I’d really appreciate ANY help because I’m just lost and i get really stressed because I’m in #high-school #career #help #college #criminology #criminaljustice my senior year of high school.
Thank you so much
In addition to the above, don't forget about the roles in criminal justice that reduce recidivism. Roles such as a pretrial release, probation officers, and other rehabilitative roles assist with avoiding crimes again. I think when you figure out the part of criminal justice you would like to focus on (everyday crime, high profile crimes, special victims etc.) and then how you want to help (dealing with your local community, psychology, scientist, investigator, research, etc.) you will be able to narrow it down to a few roles.
Another thing to do would be to reach out to some of these organizations/workers in the field and ask questions about the careers. A lot of people who enjoy their jobs will have no issue speaking to you about what they do and how you can get there. Good Luck to you!
Hi! Best Colleges has some information on criminology that you may find helpful: