Alvernia University Criminal Justice Department Releases Infographic

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Alvernia’s ‘Top Criminal Justice Jobs’ in the Northeast bodes well for CJ graduates

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Alvernia University Criminal Justice Department recently released an infographic based on the criminal justice job outlook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The graphic illustrates data for criminal justice jobs in the northeastern United States, including mean annual wage, average salary by position and annual projected job openings.

The most captivating takeaway from the data presented is that most of the best opportunities in terms of salary and projected job openings are located in the Northeast.

"Information contained in the graphic support the fact that jobs in the Criminal Justice profession continue to be in high demand. When compared to the rest of the United States, salaries are as high or higher in the Northeast than anywhere else in the country. Criminal Justice is a great profession," said Program Director Edgar Hartung.

About Alvernia University Criminal Justice

The Alvernia University Criminal Justice Administration program is designed to provide students with expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field.

Our program, which couples intensive classroom learning with extensive research and required field experience, is taught by practitioners who have experience in the FBI, SWAT, forensic psychology, crisis-and-hostage negotiation and homeland security.

As a student of our program, you will gain the necessary theoretical, practical and professional knowledge to be successful in law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security and other related service careers.

Your education will culminate with the Grand Final Scenario. Overseen by Program Director Edgar Hartung, criminal justice students set up a command post -- complete with a field commander, intelligence officer, two recorder/status board officers, a public information officer and a five-person tactical team -- and quickly get to work trying to negotiate a settlement with hostage takers.

CJ Program History

Alvernia’s criminal justice program was founded in 1974 by the late Sister Pacelli, under the same Franciscan values that inform our other programs. At the time, Sister Pacelli was the only woman in the nation to head a college criminal justice program. In the first year, a large group of male students, mostly police officers who came to be known as “Pacelli’s boys,” joined the forward-thinking program, virtually making the Pennsylvania college co-ed overnight.

In 2009, with support of a grant, the criminal justice program received new classroom and lab space, complete with a state-of-the-art interrogation room that gives students exposure to situations that they would face in the real world.

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