Career Options

You are encouraged to work as early as possible in your academic career with UW-L Career Services. Career Services has a wide variety of services that are available to you in your exploration and preparation for a career after leaving UW-L. In addition to the websites listed below, there are several books on careers in criminal justice related fields that might be useful:

Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Professionalism, by J. Scott Harr and Karen M. Hess.  2005.  Wadsworth Publishing.

Arco Master the Police Officer Exam, by Acro Publishing Staff.  2005.  Peterson's Publishing.

Careers in Criminal Justice 3.0 Interactive CD-ROM, by Wadsworth.  2004.  Wadsworth Publishing.

Women in Law Enforcement Careers: A Guide for Preparing and Succeeding, by Vivian B. Lord and Kenneth J. Peak.  2004.  Prentice Hall Publishing.

Wadsworth Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice, by  Wadsworth Publishing Staff.  2003.  Thomson Learning

From College to Career: A Guide for Criminal Justice Majors, by Barbara Peat.  2003.  Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Career Guide to Local, State, Federal, and Academic Positions, by James F. Anderson, Laronistine Dyson, and Nancie J. Mangels.  2003.  University of America Press.

Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers Revised. Ed., by James D. Stinchcomb, Forward by David B. Kalinich.  2002.  McGraw-Hill Companies.

Your Criminal Justice Career: A Guidebook, by The Justice Research Association, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Frank Schmalleger.  2002.  Prentice Hall Publishing.

Careers in Criminal Justice, by W. Richard Stephens.  2001.  Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors, by Stephen E. Lambert and Debra Regan.  2001.  McGraw-Hill Companies.

Careers in Criminology, by Marilyn Morgan.  2000.  McGraw-Hill Companies.

Careers in Criminal Justice: The Inside Story, by William Hinkle.  Sheffield Publishing Company.

Career Planning in Criminal Justice, by Robert C. De Lucia and Thomas J. Doyle.  1998.  LexisNexis Matthew Bender Publishing.

You can find these books at any bookstore website. Professor Vogt also has several of these books that may be borrowed for short periods of time.  The UW-L library has several criminal justice career books available to check out.

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Criminal Justice Career Related Websites

Agencies:

Information on becoming a Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officer
Wisconsin.gov - Portal Home
Wisconsin State Patrol
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
State of Wisconsin- Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Home Page
U.S. Dept. of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Marshals
U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory
Illinois State Police
Professional Law Enforcement Page
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance Home Page
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
State of Minnesota Law Enforcement Jobs

Mass CJ Websites:

Criminal Justice.com

Zeno's Forensic Site


Certification:

Social Worker Training Certificate- State of Wisconsin
Law Enforcement Officer and Jailer Certification and Training- WI
Marriage & Family Therapy- WI
Private Detective- WI
Private Security Guard- WI
Training and Standards Bureau- WI

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Scholarships:

Scholarships for Law Enforcement Students

Professional Organizations- links to career & graduate school resources

ACJS - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Society of Criminology

Midwest Criminal Justice Association

Graduate Programs

Partial List of Undergraduate Programs in Criminology/Criminal Justice