What About Criminal Justice Government Jobs?
Criminal justice government jobs provide employment for suitably qualified applicants in most jurisdictions throughout the world. Governments of all political shades need the input of lawyers in the drafting and scrutiny of legislation; for advice to politicians and officials; and for law keeping and for prosecuting on behalf of the state or the crown.
But criminal justice government jobs arise at all levels of criminal administration. Indeed they are embedded into the very fabric of all administrations. One of the fundamental responsibilities of all governments is to maintain law and order. To do that a code of conduct agreed by a parliament has to exist and this code has to be overseen by law officers.
It would be too simplistic to conclude that these government jobs consisted only of employed police, or law enforcement officers, and lawyers and attorneys. Of course these groups are most certainly employed by government but there is a whole mass of employment groups and classes which feed into these. For example, fire fighters, medical services, psychologists, forensic experts, investigative agents, criminologists, security staff and even the armed services. Some of these are spelled out in more detail here. Many of these services need the support of linguists. In addition there is the staff who man the courts and the legal libraries. There are armies of legal assistants and secretaries. And all these are employed by the state or nation in criminal justice government jobs.
The upshot is that if you would like to work for the government in the global field of law enforcement there is a huge variety of employment available. You probably need to ask yourself some searching questions to arrive at the right discipline for your needs. For example – are you looking for adventure or would your prefer a steady day to day existence? Are you a person who loves dealing with the general public or would your prefer to be handling files in an office? Are you already professionally qualified in some area, or are you just starting out? Do you want to go to university or would you prefer to enter a trade now and learn on the job, so to speak? All these are areas you need to consider. Take a look at some of the resources listed on this page and read around the site too. You should find plenty of information to help you.
A List of Criminal Justice Employments – though it is not exhaustive.
Armed Forces Legal Branches