Can you work for the Crown Prosecution Service with a non-law degree?

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Keri00Summers
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I am thinking of doing criminology and psychology degree and I want to work for the Crown Prosecution Service? Especially with criminal cases.
Is it possible to work for them?
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I am thinking of doing criminology and psychology degree and I want to work for the Crown Prosecution Service? Especially with criminal cases.
Is it possible to work for them?
Doing what?
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Doing what?
criminal investigations and cases
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criminal investigations and cases
You do realise they are lawyers?

They have various alternative positions, best keep your eye on them and maybe one of those will work for you.
https://www.cps.gov.uk/careers-cps

Maybe you would be better off looking at the National Crime Agency?
https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/careers
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no because you evidently can't use google let alone westlaw and all the other services you'll be relying upon

"Candidates must hold a minimum of a 2:2 university undergraduate degree – this does not need to be in law"

link: https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default...-Pack-2019.pdf, go to page 8
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no because you evidently can't use google let alone westlaw and all the other services you'll be relying upon

"Candidates must hold a minimum of a 2:2 university undergraduate degree – this does not need to be in law"

link: https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default...-Pack-2019.pdf, go to page 8
thanks - i think this would be changing since they have a new course called SQE where you take the exams instead of doing LPC and GLD
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thanks - i think this would be changing since they have a new course called SQE where you take the exams instead of doing LPC and GLD
why would it change
the SQE just replaces the combo of GDL + LPC
the openness to non-law grads has been here for decades. if anything the SQE makes it easier for non-law ppl to transfer
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why would it change
the SQE just replaces the combo of GDL + LPC
the openness to non-law grads has been here for decades. if anything the SQE makes it easier for non-law ppl to transfer
oh - i read it somewhere that the LPC will become to a cease after those who are applying in 2021 september

so this would mean i can do my non-law degree then take the SQE exams to work for the solicitor
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oh - i read it somewhere that the LPC will become to a cease after those who are applying in 2021 september

so this would mean i can do my non-law degree then take the SQE exams to work for the solicitor
Well done on failing to conceal relevant information.
If you have any realistic aspirations of being a lawyer then attention to detail, issue identification and research are going to be skills you will need.
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