While suspects are awaiting trial or after criminals are convicted and sentenced for their crimes, they may spend or serve time in correctional facilities like jails or prisons. Correctional officers are the ones who are responsible for maintaining order, enforcing rules, preventing further crimes from being committed, averting escape attempts, and promoting safety in these facilities. They may also supervise and assist inmates.
To work as a correctional officer you must be in great physical shape and be prepared to deal with a variety of potentially dangerous situations. In addition, a degree in corrections or another criminal justice field is an advantage when applying for the best correctional officer jobs.
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- Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Corrections and Case Management
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
- MS in Criminal Justice - Corrections
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.
- Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.
- MA in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).
- MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence & Crime Analysis Concentration
National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago.
- B.A. in Criminal Justice: Forensic Social Justice
- Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor Degree
- BS Criminal Justice - Human Services
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.
- Applied Criminology Certificate