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Judges work in the field of criminal justice. They are in charge of imposing sentences on defendants who have been found guilty of crimes. A jury hears and decides the majority of cases.


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Who is a judge?

Judges instruct juries prior to the argument presented in the court. As mentioned above, they are also in charge of imposing sentences on defendants who have been found guilty of crimes.

What are the different career/profession/job options available in criminal justice?

  • Police Officer

  • Correctional Officer

  • Private Investigator

  • Criminal Profiler

  • Crime Prevention Specialist

  • Crime Scene Investigator

  • Drug Enforcement Administration Agent

  • Homicide Detective

What is the scope of criminal justice in India?

Investigation and evidence gathering are part of a criminal attorney's job description in order to protect their client. Cybercrime, violence against women and other such crimes and criminal trials are some of the criminal law areas in which a criminal lawyer should specialise.

Types of judges

  • Judge Advocate General

  • High Court

  • High Court Masters

  • Circuit Judge

  • Recorder

  • District Judge

  • District Judge (Magistrates Court)

How many years will be required to study criminal justice as well as basic qualification requirements?

A bachelor's degree in criminal justice typically takes four years to accomplish while attending school full-time, with most programs requiring about 120 credits.

What are the top universities in India for studying criminal justice?

  1. MNLU Mumbai - Maharashtra National Law University

  2. Dr Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai

  3. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

  4. Manipal University, Jaipur

  5. Dr Ambedkar Global Law Institute, Tirupati

  6. UNIPUNE (Pune University) - Savitribai Phule Pune University

What are the top universities abroad to study criminal justice?

  1. Brescia University College, Canada

  2. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

  3. Texas A&M University, USA

  4. Auburn University, USA

  5. Trine University, USA

  6. University of Southern Mississippi, USA

What are the entrance exams for criminal justice?

Law graduates who want to join the subordinate judiciary must pass the Judicial Services Examination, often known as the PCS (J)-Provincial Civil Service-Judicial Examination.

What skills are required to be a judge?

To examine a complex case and statute law and make wise legal judgements, judges must have outstanding logical reasoning, analytical, and decision-making skills. Judicial knowledge: It's essential to have a solid understanding of the court system, jurisdictional laws, and criminal and civil process.

What are the pros and cons of working as a judge?


  • Judges hold positions of great responsibility and authority

  • Judges enjoy a strong reputation in society and can make excellent money in this position

  • Judges are exempt from working on weekends and holidays

  • You are not required to work at night

  • decent juggling of work and life


  • With poor choices, you can ruin other people's lives

  • Under pressure, some judges falter

  • To become a judge, you must complete many years of schooling

  • Before becoming a judge, you need to have a lot of professional experience

  • Large student loan debt is rather typical


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