Alums Discuss CSI Success
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Magnifying the possibilities
- A degree in criminal justice can lead to dozens of different career opportunities, including work in the court systems and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Jobs also are available in social services, corrections, juvenile detention, probation, the Secret Service, FBI, and Internal Revenue Service, as well as in related branches of government, such as state gaming boards and regulators.
- Accounting majors with minors in criminal justice, or CRJ majors with minors in accounting, are good candidates for jobs with the IRS. In fact, the IRS will actively recruit students from schools with good CRJ and accounting programs. The IRS also will present one-day workshops at schools where they want to recruit, called "The Adrian Project," where they set up agent scenarios with 24 to 36 participating students who work in groups with a coach to experience "the feel" of being an IRS special agent.
- Tri-State University CRJ classes are taught by former law enforcement and court officials, including police officers and a judge, who have "been there, done that," offering real-world experiences to criminal justice students.
- The placement rates for TSU students majoring in criminal justice average between 90 and 100 percent finding jobs in their chosen field after graduation.
- Many internships-some of them paid-also are available for TSU CRJ students. Because TSU believes in the necessity of practicing in the real world to complete the CRJ program, TSU students must complete 120 hours of internships.
- While many colleges and universities offer "quick courses" in select areas of criminal justice, TSU's program teaches criminal law, psychology, and the academic base to go on to a job in criminal justice or law school.
In the last issue of Discover, the gift of a two comparison microscopes, donated by Martha Rogers, was announced. Since receiving the microscopes, TSU is striving to make the most out of its state-of-the-art technology. A digital camera and attachment were recently purchased to photograph specimens, such as fibers (left, right) and tool markings (middle). A new course, Forensic Comparison Science, taught by John Vanderkolk of the Indiana State Police Laboratory, has also been added.
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