With their critical thinking, analytical and communications skills, criminology graduates are attractive to employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Community development worker Police officer Prison officer Probation officer Social worker Youth worker
Adult guidance worker Housing manager/officer Local government officer Social researcher Solicitor
Major employers include central and local government, the police and prison services, the court services, security services, and other non-profit-making organisations, including the NHS, educational institutions and charities that work with young offenders or victims of crime. Opportunities also exist in the private sector, for example in private security and in law practices.
Criminology graduates also work in a range of social welfare posts, such as mental health support and drug rehabilitation, housing (as housing officers or in outreach support roles), as homelessness officers, and in refugee and victim support/counselling.
Studying criminology develops your understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance, as well as developing specific skills such as:
generating and evaluating evidence; making reasoned arguments and ethical judgments; critical thinking; analysing and interpreting data; report writing.
Almost three quarters of criminology graduates are employed six months after finishing their course. Of these, around 13% go into social and welfare professions, which may include work with offenders and the probation service, and almost 11% go into caring and education roles.
Almost 15% of criminology graduates go on to further study or combine work and further study.
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