Criminal justice is a topic that many students are interested in and want to make a career around it. There can be a many reasons as to why the career line attracts you like you are interested in law but want to be on field, many people take it because of interest in police career line etc… To make a career in Australian criminal justice system you need to have proper education and training along with some good certification course that equips you in the skills required.
As a career in Australian criminal justice system, you can take many positions as per your interest and qualifications. Some of the very popular ones are Prison and Probation Officers, Paralegal and Legal Assistants, Detective and Criminal Investigators and also you can go for more technology based roles like investigation of computer or cybercrimes including identity theft.
Training and Education
A very important characteristic of this career is to understand the insight of the criminal and know exactly why the crime committed was. Thus many students choose to go about doing this by the way of Bachelors of Arts. The curriculum of Bachelors of Arts prepares you to understand the psyche of people and the skill comes in very handy to understand crimes.
Furthermore, you can do a certification course to get educated about Australian criminal justice system and get acquainted with the field work that the job requires as well as the legal context of it. As someone working in criminal justice you would require to have knowledge the general working of law, society and the procedures that need to be followed as per justice law. These certificate courses are quiet flexible in terms of timing and can be pursued part-time, full-time or also by way of online studies.
As a professional working in criminal justice department, you need to possess certain skill set. Here are a few that you should consider:
- Good with investigation and finding evidences
- Evaluation of evidences
- Making quick decisions and keeping cool in stressful situations
- Argumentative but rational
- Be aware of the social characteristics of the place you are dealing with and act accordingly
- Good with written communication and writing detailed reports
- Good with working with data and interpreting results.
This career pathway requires one to be very dedicated and be passionate about helping the society in general. Dedicated and hard working person can make a good name in this field.
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