Future Outlook for Criminal Justice Careers

Labor Bureau studies show a solid 10 percent growth rate in the law enforcement field


between 2008 and 2018, with especially high demand in major cities like New York and Los Angeles.

As society continues to become more security-conscious with fear of terrorism and other attacks, and as social issues like drug use and identity fraud remain common, the career prospects for those involved in the criminal justice system continue to improve.

rowth in these areas is driven by a number of factors. Opportunities for corrections personnel stem from rising incarceration rates, which come with a growing population. Private detectives and security officers are needed because of heightened security concerns, as well as fear of terrorism. Crime scene investigators should be in higher demand as forensic science becomes continuously more important in the examination of crimes.

Here you can see more information about criminal justice salaries, and read about law enforcement careers.