Criminal justice practitioners are necessary for a civilized society. Without those who form boundaries to our freedom, and the ones that reinforce those laws, our community would be chaos. Some of the main social issues our society faces are drug abuse, gang violence, child abuse, and terrorism. The criminal justice practitioners face these types of issues daily. These professionals must act on the morals and laws stated by society rather than their own opinions, sometimes facing hard decisions. The criminal justice field is always active and busy, dealing with countless amount of criminal activity throughout the country. Drug abuse affects America severely. It is one of the …show more content…
There are many different branches to the criminal justice field. This demands professionals that are specialized in each category; they serve both individual and societal needs. Police officers protect and serve the community. They risk their lives making arrests to protect the individuals in need. Officers do not just help people who are stuck in troubling situations, but also society as a whole. They keep murders and those who are a danger to society in jail. They will infiltrate a gang to bring them down, making the community safer for its citizens. Psychologists assist their patients by discovering and managing their problems. They find new medicine for those with mental illnesses, to live a more normal life. Other practitioners would include cyber security, forensic specialists, and even criminologists. These professionals take time away from their families to serve and protect. Many go beyond to ensure that the individuals they are protecting are safe and comfortable. Criminal justice practitioners have to manage their time properly and their schedule has to be flexible. Many of them are called in for help even when it is their day off. This career field is not for everyone but many of those who are involved are satisfied by the knowledge that they are fulfilling their responsibilities.
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