Criminal justice schools in Maine offer students the educational background needed to work in one of the most varied and in-demand professions. With an associate’s degree in criminal justice, students learn about the American criminal justice system, criminology, criminal law and procedure, and corrections. They may also study contemporary issues in criminal justice, such as drugs, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, and domestic violence. The legal aspects of criminal justice and their own professional ethics are also covered. This helps them prepare for a variety of justice-oriented careers, such as a corrections officer, bodyguard, or member of government or local law enforcement agencies.
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