Criminal justice is one of the most important industries in today’s society. Without a criminal justice system, safe and fair communities would cease to exist. A career in criminal justice might mean working as a criminologist or in a specialist area such as corrections, border protection, immigration, customs, the court system and so on. Criminal justice courses lay the groundwork that prepares students to work in any of these aspects of the justice system. As a student of criminal justice, you’ll learn why and how crimes are committed; the impact they have on society; and how they are detected, prevented and dealt with in terms of the justice system.