Criminology is part of a broader discipline known to us as
the sociology. A broad discipline in itself, criminology takes into account
many diverse topics. According to A Dictionary of Sociology published in 2009 by the Oxford University
Press, the discipline of Criminology can be described “as the study of crime” and
“interested in the distribution of crime, and in the techniques and
organization of crime.” With this brief description practitioners and other
interested parties can see criminology as a discipline that heavily borrows from
social science roots and also a discipline in its own right. From a practical
perspective, those that study criminology can choose from a variety job
Psychology plays a large role in the area of criminology. Opportunities exist in areas of specialty, such as profession of Forensic Psychologist which is briefly discussed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
The aftermath of 9/11 has created an effort by the government to rethink its strategy on efforts to protect the country. A wide array of jobs are available covering many different diciplines, backgrounds and education levels.
Police for the New York State Department of Environmental Protection use their efforts to "To protect and enhance the environment and natural resources of the State of New York while also protecting the health and safety of its people through the enforcement of Environmental Conservation and related laws and public education."