The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report stating that many popular criminal justice occupations, such as sheriff’s patrol officer, probation officer, correctional treatment specialist and police patrol officer, should experience an anticipated 11% expansion between the years 2006 and 2016. This would mean that the 648,000 patrol officers and 94,000 probation officers and correctional treatment specialists employed in the U.S. in 2006 will soon have approximately 80,000 additional colleagues. Many other criminal justice careers are expected to expand, as well, in response to the increasing demand for qualified criminal justice professionals to meet the needs of a growing population. Wisconsin criminal justice job opportunities should expand at a comparable rate to meet these needs.
Wisconsin criminal justice programs prepare students to enter the criminal justice field in entry-level positions or to enter law enforcement academies or law schools. Begin your Wisconsin criminal justice career by browsing our comprehensive list of schools offering Wisconsin criminal justice programs, listed below.