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Criminal Justice: Introduction

Learn more about the Criminal Justice program at Coastal Pines Technical College.

Search Terms

Try using a combination of the words in this list, along with any other words related to your topic, to begin your search for sources.

  • adjudication
  • arrest
  • case
  • common law
  • corrections
  • courts
  • criminal justice
  • ethics
  • evidence
  • Georgia
  • guard
  • federal
  • jails
  • jurisprudence
  • jury
  • juvenile
  • law
  • law enforcement
  • legal
  • parole
  • police
  • prisons
  • probation
  • procedures
  • sheriff
  • statute
  • statutory law
  • trial
  • verdict


Career Information

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics describes various careers in Criminal Justice including Protective Service Occupations and Legal Occupations, including what these professionals do, the work environment, pay and how to pursue a career in the field. 

Georgia Career Information System

The Georgia Career Information System is a project of the Georgia Career Information Center. It contains assessments, explorations, and search strategies to help individuals determine their career interests, as well as comprehensive and accurate state and national occupational and educational information. The password needed to access the site is available from your school counselor, librarian, or other administrators.

O*NET Online

O*NET OnLine is a web-based application that provides user-friendly access to occupational information contained in the O*NET database. O*NET OnLine offers users the opportunity to: find occupations to explore; search for occupations that use their skills; look at related occupations; view occupational summaries of the worker and requirements of the work; view details of occupations, such as skills, knowledge, interests, and activities; use crosswalks from other classification systems to find corresponding O*NET occupations; and connect to other online career information resources.

Career OneStop

Career OneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals. The main page includes links to the following categories: Explore Careers; Salaries + Benefits; Education + Training; Job Search; Resume + Interviews; People + Places to Help. The Explore Careers page includes links to self-assessments to help individuals determine their interests.