n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Exploring career opportunities for Criminologists

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Students of Criminology have often been cautioned that careerwise they are facing a dead-end with little prospects of job opportunities. In a similar vein, Criminology as a subject has been regarded by some as mainly theoretical in nature with limited practical application. The latter accusation has been proved groundless as contemporary textbooks and updated syllabi indicate practical examples and constructive outcomes. To address career possibilities for Criminologists one should firstly determine the role of Criminologists in the Human Sciences, followed by the skills that have to be acquired to fulfil such a role in order to realise the contributions which Criminologists could make towards combatting crime.

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