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Associate's Degree in Law and Criminal Justice

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Earning your associate's degree in law and criminal justice can help you qualify for jobs such as a detective, police officer, correctional officer, or private investigator. Two-year associate's degree programs are available through online education sites and offer career training opportunities for those interested in jobs in this field.

Law & Criminal Justice Courses and Curriculum

College campuses and online education sites have coursework that covers areas of study in criminal justice concepts, criminal investigation, forensic investigation, crisis management, human relations, general psychology, criminal procedure, criminal evidence and other related topics.

Career Outlook

Jobs for police officers and detectives are expected to increase about 11 percent in the decade ending 2016. In 2007, police officers had annual median earnings of $50,670 and for the same period, detectives had earnings of $62,500. Security guard jobs, with a 2007 mean annual wage of $24,840, have the brightest job forecast.

Associate's Degree in Law and Criminal Justice

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