Law and Criminal Justice
Set the Bar High
Do you dream of making the world a safer, more just place? If so, a career in law and criminal justice could be what you're looking for. Dive in to courses designed with input from criminal justice and community experts!
Which pathway is offered?
Law Enforcement Services—This pathway prepares students for careers in law enforcement by helping them develop skills in identifying, analyzing, using deductive reasoning, and problem solving. They'll also develop skills in lab and safety, microscopy, toxicology, measurement, physical identification of evidence, pathology, anthropology, entomology, psychology, and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn how to use communications and dispatch equipment, perform search and seizure techniques, conduct basic criminal investigations, and execute pursuit and arrest procedures.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Forensic Science Technician
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
- Police Officer—$67,290/year
- Private Detective—$53,320/year
- Forensic Science Technician—$60,590/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Medical Forensics
- Criminal Justice
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 9, 2021.