Bachelor Degree in Juvenile Justice

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a wayward child or teen? Do you like working with adolescents who need help? Then a Bachelor Degree in Juvenile Justice may be the program choice for you. Students of this program are given the skills and knowledge to work with juveniles as well as obtaining a working understanding of: sentencing, risk and needs assessment, case management, psychology, communication and relationship building, intervention and prevention programs and much more.

Job Outlook

According to the US Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, an estimated 2.1 million people under the age of 18 were arrested in 2005. Additionally, 16% of violent crimes and 26% of property crimes were committed by juveniles. Each of these cases requires someone who has specialized education in how to effectively work with a juvenile offenders. Juvenile justice degree holders may also work with abused children through child protection agencies. According to Child Help, there are approximately 906,000 children who are abused or neglected each year in the United States. The large number of our youth that need an intervention through either law enforcement or a child protection agency means that there is an excellent job outlook for this profession.

Degree Information

This degree can be obtained via online education as well as campus based courses. Students might expect to take the following types of courses: probation and parole, crime analysis, criminal evidence, adolescent development, abnormal psychology, juvenile delinquency, deviant behavior, sociology of child abuse, and many more.

If a career working with troubled youth is what you are looking for, then take the first step and request information today!

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