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So I just found this website last night and I have been thinking of some questions to ask you all. I'm 18 and having difficulty choosing classes to take at the community college I want to attend. I have been told from my Criminal Justice teacher and one other cop that having a degree in criminal justice is the most pointless thing you could do. They say "what if your hurt in the line of duty and can't physically meet the standards again...what are you going to do with that criminal justice degree?" My question is are there any benefits with a criminal justice degree? is it worth it?

Also I have been looking for a website that will show me all the different kind of fields that are in law enforcement. I know there are many many different fields you can do in this line of work but I don't know whats out there or where I want to go.

Any suggestions would help out a lot.
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Sorry to break it to you, but your cop friend and teacher are mistaken. There is no such thing as a "pointless" college degree.

There are many different jobs in law enforcement that don't require you to chase people or get in gun fights.

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I agree with GTS 197. There is a lot out there that you can do. A lot of jobs in law enforcement that require a degree just require a degree. They dont care if it is in basket weaving. I selected a degree in technology. Come to find out, I suck at that, so i went back to what I am natural at, and that is criminal justice. It was an easy degree for me to complete, and I have an excellent GPA because I am interested in the course work, therefore I do better in those subjects. Hope this helps.

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A great friend of mine got his CJ degree and left law enfocement. He is now making sick money as a corporate recruiter...go figure.

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What are the positives for you to enter LE? You can't obviously go in with the mindframe that you are going to be hurt and out of commission the rest of your life, so what is making you want to enter LE to begin with? Maybe you need to remember those reasons first.

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I agree with missamy... When I finished my CSI and found out that it was kind of useless here in my state I just took my credits and applied them to my degree I’m working on now. It’s not a waste if you look at it yea at first I was bummed that I could get a job just with my cert, but now when I’m done with my bachelor’s degree it will say Bachelors of Sciences in Criminal Justice emphasis Forensics Psychology/ Law Enforcement. SO needless to say I like that title better and when I’m done Ill have more knowledge in CSI. Also you have to remember the reason you want to do this... (What missamy said) For me it’s a calling... Not to mention the never ending learning experience you receive, never ending career opportunity and the personal rewards that you gain.


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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I have a BS in Criminal Justice. A back ground in Biochemistry. Never heard training or college referred to as “pointless". When I worked Death Investigations, I went to "every" class known to man kind. Even if I had the same class before, I could always learn for an instructor's "experiences". I may learn a new way to get to the same conclusion. I never had a class I didn't learn some new or a better way to do my job. "Pointless"? WOW... I would consider a new educational location.