Administration of Justice
What is Administration of Justice?
Administration of Justice is the study of the structure function, laws/procedures, and decision-making processes of agencies. This major is for students interested in careers in law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies, institutions, and private security agencies. The program provides additional training for persons already involved in law enforcement administration, correctional administration, forensic science, law enforcement science, and security management.
College of the Desert Administration of Justice Program
Where can I find jobs in the Administration of Justice field?
Career options include work in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies and institutions, and private security agencies.
What Occupations might be available to me with Administration of justice courses or a degree at the associate level or higher?
Law Enforcement Officer
Border Patrol Agent
Loss Prevention Specialist
Child Support Agency
Airport Security Officer
How much can I earn with my Administration of Justice Knowledge?
Explore EUREKA.org to find out the month salary by region and state. EUREKA also provides job projection up to 2018.
Career Resources for Students are available in the Career Center.
How do I know if a career related to Administration of Justice is right for me?
College of the Desert Career Center offers you:
· Individual Career Counseling
· Career Assessment
· Career Workshops
· Counseling Classes (Student Success, Career Life Planning, Transfer Strategies)
These opportunities will assist you in identifying your interests, skills, values and personality characteristics as they may relate to your career choices.
Where can I go to find out more about careers related to Administration of Justice?
The Career Center has software programs, and Internet resources to help you research information about Administration of Justice careers as well as other
How can I get experience working in the Administration of Justice field before I complete my certificate or degree?
College of the Desert offers internship or cooperative work experience for college credit. Visit the Cooperative “Work Experience” Education Office. Located in Business Building 1K or call Michelle Richards at (760) 862-1344.
I am looking for a job. Are there any resources on campus to help me find a job?
The Career Center can assist you in preparing to apply for a job on or off campus. The Career Counselors also assist you with interviewing, preparation of a resume and cover letter.
Places to Work
· Sheriff Departments
· District Attorney Offices
· District Police Departments
· Harbor Police Departments
· Transit District Police Departments
· School District Police Departments
· University Police Departments
· Community College District Police Departments
· Marshall Department
· Park District Departments
· Airport District Police Departments
· Coroners Department
Related Major Skills
Written & presentation skills
Understanding societies' reaction to crimes
Ethics and moral values
Considerations of gender & race
Strong background in humanities, social science, & natural science
Skills in research and scientific
Broad understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system
Understanding nature of crimes
Ability to identify and analyze social problems and develop solutions
Knowledge of legal structures
Supervision & management skills
(*from University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
For more information:
Clayton Mayes (Administration of Justice Advisor)
Craven's Student Service Center, 2nd floor