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The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the principles and procedures for providing homeland security, police, fire, and other safety services and managing penal institutions. Note: this series is titled “Security and Protective Services” in the Canadian CIP. (CIP Code #43)

Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Criminal Justice and Corrections; Forensic Science and Technologies; Fire Protection; Security and Protective Services; Criminology. 

Prominent figures related to this curriculum:

Protective Services, Alan Pinkerton
Allan Pinkerton by 'The U.S. National Archives'

William J. Bratton (1947-Present)
High-profile Chief of Police for the LAPD
Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884)
Detective and spy, created the first national detective agency
Eliot Ness (1903-1957)
American prohibition agent led the illustrious "Untouchables"

Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.

Animal Control Workers: $31,990
Bailiffs: $39,090
Child, Family, & School Social Workers: $43,120
Correctional Officers & Jailers: $41,340

Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers: $59,830
Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers: $52,810
Detectives & Criminal Investigators: $63,840
Fire Fighters: $45,700

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The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of criminal justice to structuring, managing, directing and controlling criminal justice agencies, including police departments, sheriff's departments, law enforcement divisions and units, and private protective services.
    Instructional programs that focus on the principles and procedures for providing police, fire, and other safety services and managing penal institutions.
  • Criminal Justice and Corrections.
    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 43.0102 - 43.0199.
  • Corrections.
    A program that prepares individuals to study the theories and principles, of correctional science and to function as professional corrections officers and other workers in public and/or private incarceration facilities.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
    A program that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.
    A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology, crime scene analysis, fingerprint technology, document analysis, pattern analysis, examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.
    A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services.
    A program that prepares individuals to perform routine inspection, patrol and crime prevention services for private clients. Includes instruction in the provision of personal protection as well as property security.
  • Juvenile Corrections.
    (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to specialize in the provision of correction services to underage minor populations. Includes instruction in corrections, juvenile delinquency, juvenile development and psychology, juvenile law, and justice administration, social services, record-keeping procedures, and communication skills.
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science.
    (NEW) A program that focuses on the application of clinical and criminal laboratory science, investigative techniques, and criminology to the reconstruction of crimes and the analysis of physical evidence. Includes instruction in laboratory science, laboratory procedures, criminology and police science, evidentiary testing and analysis, computer applications, record-keeping, reconstruction techniques, evidence handling and storage, and applications to specific types of evidence and crimes.