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Getting started

Criminal Justice


There's a wide range of occupations in criminal justice. A great place to start planning is by exploring job profiles which provide key responsibilities, skill requirements, starting salaries, entry requirements and career prospects in the various roles available. 



Keep up-to-date

Here are some key resources to help you keep updated with industry news.

  • College of Policing - The College of Policing is the professional body for policing and offers more information on intelligence analysis training, routes to becoming a police officer including fast-track and direct-entry and details of professional standards and practice.
  • Skills for Justice - Skills for Justice is a not-for-profit organisation offering information, advice and guidance on jobs within the criminal justice and community safety sector.
  • Police.UK - Information on crime and policing including a list of UK police force websites.
  • The Chartered Society of Forensic Scientists - The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences' site provides information on careers, jobs and sector standards.
  • HMPPS - His Majesty's Prison and Probation Service offer information on the recruitment process, eligibility, application process and current vacancies for Prison Officers.





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