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    Description and Nature of the work
    Criminologists study the social and psychological conditions that cause crime, the criminals themselves, and methods of rehabilitation. One branch of criminology, called criminalistics, develops scientific ways to detect and solve crime. All criminologists work toward the same ends: to ensure that laws are just and practical, to protect society, and to help criminals reenter society as useful citizens.

    Criminologists study data about crimes, arrests, and convictions to determine the social background from which most criminals come. They ask—and attempt to answer—such questions as "Are most criminals poor?" and "Why do some members of a social class commit crimes?" Their answers may lead to changes in social conditions so crime can be diminished.

    Some criminologists study the criminals themselves, examining their personal histories to reveal incidents that may have influenced them. The conclusions they draw can suggest ways to help at-risk individuals before they turn to crime.

    Other criminologists study the history and theories of crime and the nature of the criminal justice system. For instance, they investigate the effects that arrest and conviction have on criminals. Their studies may suggest ways to impede the influence hardened criminals have on people sent to prison for minor crimes They may also determine that certain punishments do not prevent crime.

    Career possibilities:

    * Corrections
    * Counseling
    * Criminal Investigation
    * Diversion Programming
    * Financial Fraud Investigation & Prevention
    * Forensics
    * Insurance Fraud Investigation & Prevention
    * Intervention Programming
    * Judicial / Courts
    * Law Enforcement
    * Medical Investigation
    * Rehabilitation
    * Research and Policy Studies
    * Private Investigation
    * Psychologist - Psychopathology Specialist
    * Retail Investigation
    * Special Agencies
    * Teaching
    * Women's Studies
    * Youth Programming & Counseling
    * Additional Careers in Sociology

    School: Soon done with 13th year.
    Future studies: Criminology at University of Southampton(If I meet the conditions, most likely will)
    Jobs I wish to get inside Criminology: Law enforcement Investigator, kinda want to go for white collar crimes. Maybe insurance investegator. Private Consultant. Later on while older, maybe teaching.
    Why Criminology: Find it facinating, White collar schemes and frauds interests me. Why and how cromes are done seems like an interesting subject to study and work inn.
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    Average salaries from a few career fields.

    (sources: different UK job information webpages)

    Insurance Investigator: £17,000 to £32,000 per year (25-£27K, dependent upon experience...)

    Investigator(Law enforcement): £22,382 - £43,265

    Police officer(Starting salary): £22,104 - £26,109

    Psychologist - Psychopathology Specialist: £55,000

    Rehabilitation: £40193 - £45519

    Private investigator: £20,000 - £50,000(expected to increase with experience)

    Forensic scientist: £14,000 - £18,000 starting salary, 2-3 year experience: around £30,000 and when at a senior level: £50,000+.

    Drug Intervention Programme: £27,572
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