Crime shows on TV make investigating and solving crimes look glamorous, if not downright easy. But the dedicated men and women who work in these careers know it takes time, patience, skill, and knowledge. Studying at one of the criminal justice schools in New Mexico can help you get a head start. An associate’s degree is a great entry-level educational choice, covering criminal law, ethics, investigation procedures, and the U.S. Court system. A bachelor’s degree is more in-depth, with classes in the causes of crime, forensic psychology, criminal psychology, and American criminal justice. Possible careers in this field include police work, corrections, homeland security, private security, loss prevention management, and legal assistant.
- Criminal Justice