All Criminology

Why do people commit crimes? Under what circumstances will they refrain from doing so? Can habitual criminals be reformed, and if so, how?​These are the kinds of questions criminologists concern themselves with. Typically, they seek answers in statistics and through structured research, though naturally they do turn to psychological theories where appropriate. While the practice of law falls under criminal justice rather than criminology, the latter does often touch on the functioning of the courts, prisons, and parole system.​Many criminology graduates join police departments, applying their knowledge to promote more effective law enforcement. This often takes the form of identifying patterns and trends in criminal behavior. Others work in the prison system or corporate security, while some follow a path in psychology. ​Whichever avenue you pursue, you will find that patience is a virtue in most criminology careers. It’s also helpful to be compassionate as well as objective and maintain the highest level of personal integrity.