CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES: CAREER OPTIONS
Information provided by our Careers & Employability Service.
Kellie, our Careers Adviser for Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, says:
"Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies (CJS) graduates gain employment in a wide variety of careers and sectors of work. Many are employed in the public and voluntary sectors, and typical employers of Criminology & CJS graduates include the Prison Service, Probation Service, and a variety of local and national charities and Youth Justice Agencies."
Visit the Plymouth University Careers website for more information on any of these areas, or call in to see the Careers & Employability Team in Gateway in the Roland Levinsky Building.
Skills you can develop during this course include:
- Analysis and Evaluation
- Problem Solving
- Critical Judgement
Relevant Work Experience
Undertaking a work based learning module is an optional module in the third year of the degree programme. This is an ideal opportunity to meet local professionals working in the sector and experience typical work activities.
Outside of the course, there are a number of ways to gain experience in community justice linking with organisations such as the Police, Youth Offending Teams, Victim Support, housing charities and community groups. Attending public meetings or joining a Neighbourhood Watch group can increase an awareness of community and social justice. Members of the public can also attend court hearings in Magistrate and Crown Courts, which can provide a very valuable insight into this area of work.