Jobs in Criminal Justice
Criminal and detective investigator
Criminal detectives and investigators concentrate on specific areas such as domestic violence, homicide and burglary. They are responsible for conducting in depth interviews and investigations. Detectives and criminal investigators earn about $80000 annually.
Legal secretaries offer assistance to lawyers and paralegals. They prepare case documents, complaints, subpoenas and motions. In rare cases, they are hired to conduct research for criminal attorneys. Depending on the location and employment sector, they make around $50000 per annum.
They are also referred to as paralegals. Their main duty is to assist the attorneys in preparing for trials and legal documents. They also offer research assistance and claims investigations along with assisting the lawyers in determining the best strategies to apply for different cases. On average, they earn about $53000 per year. However, the salary may vary depending on where a person works. A person working in a private firm is bound to make more than they could make in a government firm.
This is the most popular option among criminal justice careers. They are responsible for the investigation of minor crimes within their area of jurisdiction, issuing traffic citations and assisting public members. As of 2010 they earned $58000 annually.