Careers in Criminology and Justice

Concerns about public safety, crime prevention, and criminal and social justice contribute to a strong demand for people with a background in criminology. The unique community focus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's criminology programs prepares students for a wide variety of careers in government and the private sector, including careers in traditional criminal justice agencies, law enforcement, and related community agencies.

Criminology prepares students for careers in the following areas:

Law enforcement:

  1. Airport Security Officer
  2. Border Patrol Officer
  3. Child Protection Officer
  4. Crime Scene Analyst
  5. Human Rights Officer
  6. Intelligence Officer
  7. Investigator
  8. Juvenile Court Officer
  9. Law Enforcement Officer
  10. Polygraph Technician
  11. Surveillance Officer
  12. Transit Police


  1. Bail Supervision Officer
  2. Correctional Officer
  3. Parole Officer
  4. Probation Officer
  5. Program Developer

Community agencies:

  1. Child and Youth Worker
  2. Community Outreach Worker
  3. Community Relations Consultant
  4. Program Developer and Officer
  5. Program Evaluator
  6. Public Administrator
  7. Restorative Justice Worker
  8. Social Policy Researcher
  9. Social Worker
  10. Victim Services Provider

Government, Legal, and Other:

  1. Court Clerk
  2. Court Reporter
  3. Instructor
  4. Lawyer
  5. Paralegal
  6. Policy Analyst
  7. Public Legal Education

* Some of these career choices may require additional education and/or work training.

Employment links:

Working in Canada:

City of Surrey, British Columbia, Career Opportunities:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Recruiting:

Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Careers:

Department of Justice Canada, Careers:


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