Criminal justice is a program that examines the causes, processes and procedures of a social system designed to deal with individuals who violate the laws of an ever-changing society. Criminal justice also examines the role of police, courts, corrections, probation/parole and juvenile justice as they interact with society and with each other.
The associate of arts in criminal justice at LSC-Tomball opens the door to many exciting careers in law enforcement and policing, as well as transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. Most agencies are headed toward a minimum of two-year degree entry requirement and many agencies require a four-year degree. The degree is also an excellent beginning for those interested in a career in the legal field as an attorney or paralegal.
Criminal justice is a growth industry and the job potential appears very stable. Earning potential varies from job to job, county to county and state to state. Currently, law enforcement positions are starting around $40,000 per year. Median correctional and jail officer salaries are around $3,000 per month.
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Attention Veterans: LSCS offers many resources to veterans seeking to further their education. Criminal justice is a terrific field to consider! Visit our Veterans Affairs department online and learn the steps necessary to take advantage of these resources.