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This question is most likely for Mark Williamson, but it pertains to anyone who knows a good deal about criminology. I am strongly considering majoring in criminology in college starting in Fall 2007.

I was just wondering what you thought of the major on the whole, how were the classes, are there any particular classes that are going to be difficult? Any info would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure what I would do with the degree after I complete college. I could possibly join the police force or secret service or any other government law enforcement agency I have the most interest in.

Thanks for your time,

Steve
 

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So going for a criminology major and an accounting minor is no good I guess? I should just go for accounting?

I originally had considered either finance or accounting but recently took alot of interest in criminology.

Thanks.

P.S. I found out two days ago that I was accepted into Wilkes University (during a decision day, basically you hand in your application in the morning, and are given their decision that afternoon) So i most likely will be attending there come the fall.
 

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Just finished reading your post Mark. Thank you very much for posting that. It really had alot of insightful information about the job. I guess I have alot of thinking to do on whether I would follow that career path. As with any job I can see it has it's pros and cons; I just have to decide if they pros outweigh the cons to me.

As you could probably guess, my mom isn't crazy about the idea of me pursueing some form of law enforcement(due to obvious dangers). On the other hand, my dad completely supports the idea.

You made a great point in saying that being a cop, I could work wherever I want, every town needs them. That is a huge pro for me. I'm already pretty tired of living in northern new jersey, the congestition drives me nuts. Hence the reason I am most likely attending college in PA.

As I said earlier, thanks alot for posting that here for me, I really appreciate it.

-Steve
 

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im in my last semester for my AS and im really starting to think that this degree may be worthless, lol...like Mark said depending on what level of gov't you want to work in depends on what your education level and specialty is...

i ultimately think i want to be a probation officer (fancy that)...however i need a BS and although CJ will work, I'm sure preference will be given to those with psych. degrees...

i was looking up stuff for CO's and man you need a BS to work for the Feds, but none for County or State... :p

So far my favorite course has been forensics, least favorite criminal justice administration...

and im off to my 6 o clock Intro to Corrections class...
 

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great reading...insight into a job I knew little about. A close friend of mine wanted to be a cop for a long time, he's finished an associate's degree and now he doesn't want to. He's thinking more along lines of a teaching job.

it seems everyone has a lot of thinking to do in finding what career is right for them. I'm thinking, too, pretty sure I'm changing from engineering to computer science. argh.
 
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