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What are some careers in law enforcement?

I’m a journalism major/sociology minor in college who would like to switch over to something in law enforcement. However, aside from police officer, I’m not quite sure what else I can do in the field. I’ve taken some courses on terrorism, the prison system, and criminology. I work well under stress and love investigating things and figuring them out. However, I don’t think I’m brave enough to be a field officer. Is there any behind the scenes job in law enforcement that I could do?

Asked By: NoName - 12/9/2009
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Listen, DO NOT switch your major to criminal justice if you don't plan on being a police officer on patrol. Even if you eventually plan on it, don't switch your major... More
Answered By: Drbne - 12/9/2009
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Probation or parole officer (sociology is a great major for them, lots of stress... More
Answered By: Leslie S - 12/9/2009
 
Well, since you say that you enjoy figuring things out, you could be one of those specialists who take autopsies (unless you have a weak stomach) or you could even work as a psychiatrist for your local police department to find out why or how your clients/suspects committed what they did and possibly help them overcome... More
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Answered By: Jayceon - 12/9/2009
 
you can go into corrections , be a forensic analyst , forensic accountant , or other things to do with computers. You can become a parole officer who deals with home confinement and electronic monitoring and I doubt you will be in danger but you never know... More
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Answered By: Jack_DanielsCHS08 - 12/9/2009
 
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