Academics Home | Academics | Criminal Justice | You're a Good Fit Because Prepare to beAmazedSCC's Criminal Justice program will lay the groundwork for an exciting career. Placement You're a Good Fit: Criminal Justice Skills for a Successful Career in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice is a field that requires quick thinking, professionalism, and attention to detail. The following are skills emphasized in criminal justice programs and are essential to a successful career in criminal justice. Many are beneficial in both the law enforcement and corrections sides of this career area. Strong oral communication skills Ability to speak with people from diverse backgrounds Ability to read social cues and body language Strong written communication skills Ability to write accurate and grammatically sound reports Excellent listening skills Possess Strong Ethics (good moral compass) Critical thinking skills Problem-solving skills Deductive Reasoning (ability to apply general rules to specific problems to arrive at the best answer or solution.) Ability to handle stress Good physical fitness Good observational/awareness skills Good computer & technical skills Ability to think quickly Attention to detail Ability to multi-task Culturally sensitive Emotionally balanced/even tempered **Some careers in criminal justice also require intensive training in use of firearms and other defensive tactics and technologies taught in training academies.