Forensic scientists collect and evaluate trace evidence. It’s their job to analyze weapons, fingerprints and bodily fluids, and perform tests on other evidence.
Computer forensics and forensic psychology are two related professions that also help solve crime and bring people to justice.
Forensics is a popular field because of TV shows like CSI, and you can do it too if you have the drive…and the right education.
Law enforcement personnel includes cops and police detectives, but the FBI is our national, elite crime-fighting team.
And the law enforcement branches of Homeland Security are at work in every state keeping us safe and sound. In fact, Homeland Security covers much more than you’d think. Read below to learn about the other key responsibilities of not only Homeland Security roles, but community and local law enforcement as well.
There are obviously roles to consider in every branch of law enforcement, but the right education may be paramount to your working in the field you want.
Homeland Security has taken on an ever-larger role in our country since Sept, 11, 2001. Homeland Security includes airport check points, immigration enforcement, the fight against human trafficking, cybersecurity, disaster response, and, of course, fighting terrorism.
There’s no more satisfying career than one in which you may be contributing to the security of our country. Find out what education can help you achieve your goal.
The Courts (Paralegal)
Once the accused are apprehended, they have the right to their day in court, and our legal system ensures that everyone gets a fair trial. Even if you don’t want to become a lawyer, there are plenty of other roles in law firms, corporations, and government, such as legal secretary, paralegal, court reporter, and more.
Paralegals perform many of the same tasks as lawyers. In fact, behind every great lawyer, there are smart, hard-working paralegals.
Read about some of the supporting roles within the legal community, and get the education you need to help the litigation process go smoothly, negotiate settlements, and bring criminals to justice.
If you go to trial and are found innocent, you go free. If you’re found guilty by a jury of your peers, then you’ll be put into the custody of the corrections system.
Here, you’ll pay your debt to society, and be rehabilitated so that when your prison term is up, you have technical skills and emotional intelligence to make a successful reentry into society.
With over 749,000 workers providing for the needs of almost seven million clients (inmates, parolees and probationers), the correctional system goes well beyond prison walls. Corrections (including jails, prisons, parole, probation and community-based programs) is an important part of any society, and perhaps more so in the United States than in other countries.
Learn what education may help you find your place within in the American correctional system.