- School: ITT Technical Institute Online
- Degree: Associates
- Subject: Criminal Justice
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Those who want to begin a career in criminal justice will have to first earn a degree that will prepare them for crime scene investigation, collecting evidence, and utilizing laws that exist in order to solve crimes. Students will take courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, forensic science, and cyber crimes. These courses will teach students the skills needed to have a successful career working in law enforcement, criminology labs, or as private consultants.
Criminal justice has changed over the years to include cyber crimes, which investigate fraud, solicitation of minors, and other serious crimes committed using computers. Students who are interested in this field will complete training the will prepare them for collecting evidence that is hidden on a computer. Understanding the laws behind computer usage will teach students how to properly conduct investigations so evidence can be used in the courtroom.