All criminal justice professionals are specially trained. The type of training required depends on job specialization, but most jobs require at least an associate or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Criminal justice is the study of law enforcement, corrections, and probation. The government involved in criminal justice focus on social control, preventing crime, and prosecuting those who violate the law. They are defending, sentencing, and incarcerating suspects and those charged with offenses to the law.
The field of criminology involves studying crime, causes of crime, criminal behavior, and studying reasons why people commit crime. Criminal justice professionals know how to analyze crime with a programmatic approach, paying attention to details and making sure the law is treating criminals the way they deserve.