Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Hawaii that offer Criminal Justice programs.
Hawaii does not nor has it ever had a state police force. The idea was once proposed, but failed to get legislative support. Even so, with a higher than average crime rate, there is always a need for qualified law enforcement officers.
Criminal Justice Education in Hawaii
Hawaii has just under 10 schools with criminal justice programs. You’ll find a small selection of specializations like criminology, paralegal, and criminal justice administration. And if you’re looking for a PhD program, you’ll need to head to the mainland. Check with your school for ways to apply for national scholarships offered through the American Criminal Justice Association.
Outlook for Criminal Justice in Hawaii
With a crime rate higher than the national average, Hawaii keeps its law enforcement officers on their toes. How well it pays them depends on their job, with detectives seeing the largest increase of pay according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Corrections officers earn a mean annual wage of just over $47,000. Police officers make around $54,000 and detectives make more, earning over $80,500.