Criminal Justice Career Outlook

Labor Bureau statistics show an 11 percent growth rate in this field during the decade from 2006 to 2016, with particularly increased demand in large cities.

Growth is being spurred by a variety of factors. Opportunities for corrections personnel stem from rising incarceration rates, which come with a growing population. Private detectives and security officers are needed because of police employmentheightened public security concerns, as well as fear of terrorism. Crime scene technicians should also be in higher demand as forensic science becomes continuously more important in the examination of crimes.

As society becomes more security conscious, and as social issues like drug use and cybercrimes remain in the spotlight, the career outlook for those involved in law enforcement is only expected to continue to improve.

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