- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The state of Nebraska has county, state, and federal facilities that all fall under state jurisdiction for staffing and maintenance. Currently, there are 2 federal correctional facilities such as the United States Penitentiary at McCreary, and 10 state penitentiaries such as Lincoln Correctional Center, Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, and the Nebraska State Penitentiary, as well as numerous county jails. The Department of Corrections' current staff are sworn to create and maintain an atmosphere of firm guidance, integrity, and empathy with incarcerated persons; this mandate lowers rates of recidivism and eases community transitions while ensuring safety throughout the state. The state currently employs 5026 officers and with the modest growth in the field, predictions for new jobs created by 2022 are expected to exceed 250 (BLS.gov). Alongside vacancies created by retirement, attrition, and advancement of senior personnel positions, the field of corrections will continue to be a pivotal player in the state's economy. Want more information about this lucrative and challenging role? Read on!