Fields Within Criminology

When it comes to criminology careers, variety is truly the name of the game. It certainly is one of the most wide-ranging employment fields, and there are an abundance of job opportunities at present. Projections for the future predict that demand for people to fill criminology occupations will stay strong.

In the past decade, however, interest in criminology careers has exploded, so competition for these jobs is getting stiffer all the time. Many experts attribute this surge of interest in criminology careers to shows like NCIS, Law & Order, and the many other police dramas on TV these days.

There is probably something to that theory, and it should be pointed out that these are highly dramatized (and glamorized) portrayals of what actually goes on in the day-to-day lives of people in criminology careers. You shouldn't assume that these are realistic depictions of life in criminology. However, don't let that dissuade you from pursuing a career in criminology if the field really interests you. There are plenty of rewarding and fascinating aspects of the field to keep you feeling interested and fulfilled.

There are many different occupations in criminology, and we'll talk about the most popular ones so you have an idea what each one is like. That way, you can make an informed decision about whether one of these different criminology careers is right for you.

Last Updated: 06/03/2014

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