Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Job Profile and Description

Variously referred to as Criminal Justice Professor, Justice Professor or Law Professor focused on Criminal law, the Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement teacher basically provides instructional courses on the country’s criminal laws, justice system, correctional institutions and law enforcement administration at the secondary or tertiary level.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and develop the pertinent course syllabi and lesson plans.
  • Facilitate and moderate classroom activities, interaction, debates and discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class performance, assignments, thesis, term papers, quizzes and periodicals.
  • Administer and grade examinations, or assign the task competent assistants.
  • Deliver lectures to undergraduate and graduate students on such topics as criminal law, jury system, and investigation techniques, to mention some.
  • Prepare course materials such handouts and home assignments.
  • Conduct research on specific jurisprudence.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate internship, teaching and research work.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the legal profession by reading up on relevant current literature and participating in professional seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Maintain and record student attendance, grades, and other required records.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Skills and Specifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent organizational skills for implementing course works
  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills to interact with students

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Education

  • Seasoned lawyers are qualified to go into a teaching profession
  • A masters or doctorate degree in criminal law is an advantage

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Salary

The median annual wages of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher in 2008 was $57,500. If the teacher is a qualified professor with a masters or doctoral degree in law or are veteran lawyers, they can expect an average salary of about $78,500 to $95,000 annually depending on the learning institution and geographic location.