In general, Delaware criminal justice careers require a bachelor degree in criminal justice. In many cases, prospective police officers and sheriffs will need to complete criminal justice coursework prior to acceptance into a law enforcement academy as well. Students who are considering law school often choose criminal justice as their undergraduate degree as a preparatory tool for their career in law.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 Edition, which is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, notes that there were 94,000 probation officers and correctional treatment specialists working across the United States in 2006, making an average annual wage of $42,500. This is a popular career choice for criminal justice majors and is set to experience an anticipated 11% growth rate by 2016, resulting in 11,000 new jobs in the criminal justice field, just in these careers alone. Delaware criminal justice graduates can expect to see similar rates of growth in the criminal justice industry in Delaware.
To learn more about careers available in criminal justice, or to take the next step towards beginning your Delaware criminal justice career, browse through our comprehensive list of schools, listed below, to find the criminal justice program that is right for you.