This is a program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations.
Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (use the College Search feature and enter "criminal justice" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Major?
With an associate degree in this major, you likely will find entry-level job opportunities as a court clerk, customs agent, court bailiff, and criminologist. You also may find career prospects working in criminal justice/law enforcement administration managing the personnel and resources of a law enforcement group or division.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Criminal Justice Association
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Association of Police Organizations
- American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
- American Association of Code Enforcement
Publications/Magazines in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration