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What do you do with a degree in Criminology, Law, & Society?

Graduates of the programs offered by the CLS Department go on to careers as researchers, analysts, consultants, practitioners, and professors. Our graduates go on to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Listed below are some career resources for those who are considering or pursuing a degree in CLS.
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Federal government job listings:

USA Jobs: comprehensive federal government job listings

Partnership for Public Service: non-profit organization that facilitates public service

Avue Central: federal job searching and tips

State/Local Government Jobs:

Virginia Government jobs

Maryland Government jobs

DC Government jobs

Council of State Governments

National Conference of State Legislatures

Non-profit Information:

Nonprofit Job Sites:
Nonprofit Jobs
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Bridgestar/Bridgespan Group

Research Organizations:
RAND Corporation
The Urban Institute
The Vera Institute of Justice
The National Academies
Center for Effective Public Policy

Criminal Justice Practitioner Career Links

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training
International Association of Crime Analysts
American Bar Association Career Corner
American Probation and Parole Association
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Association for Law Placement
National Bar Association
National Center for State Courts
US Courts
American Correctional Association
American Jail Association
Corrections Connection
Police Executive Research Forum

Professional Associations Links

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Board of Criminalistics (Forensic Science)
American Society of Criminology
International Association of Crime Analysts
Post Doc Positions from College of Problems on Drug Dependence
Other Positions from College of Problems on Drug Dependence

Employers of recent CLS graduates

Booz Allan Hamilton
National Institutes of Justice
Southern University of Illinois at Carbondale
Bureau of Justice Statistics
CNA Analysis and Solutions
US Sentencing Commission


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