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Sample Criminology and Criminal Justice Questions

  • Why did you choose a career in Criminal Justice/Justice Administration?
  • Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgement and logic in solving a problem
  • Provide me with an example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree
  • Give me an example of a time you had to make a split second decision. What was the situation and what was the result?
  • Tell me about a situation in which you had to deal with a person who was upset. How did you handle it?
  • How have you prepared yourself for this position?
  • What actions would you take as a police officer to insure good relations with the citizens in the area you patrol?
  • Under what circumstances is deadly force justified?
  • You're off duty, at a local restaurant, and the owner recognizes you as a police officer that patrols the neighborhood. The owner says, "Good job. Keep my restaurant safe ok?" and then writes no charge on your bill. What will you do?
  • Tell us about your qualifications for working as a police officer
  • How well do you follow instructions?
  • What will you do if you were issued a direct order but you knew this order will either place others or yourself in danger?
  • When is it okay to disobey an order?
  • Tell me about your ability to work as part of a team. In which role on the team do you feel most comfortable?
  • What would you do if you witnessed a robbery in progress?
  • Is there anything else we should know about your qualifications to be a police officer?
  • Where do you see youself in 1 year? 5 years? 10 years?
  • Are you currently participating in any type of physical fitness program?
  • For the past several months, there have been many assignments which required someone to work at night. Everyone in your office has done their share of working late hours except for one person. His continual refusal to work after hours is causing a strain with his co-workers. What would you do?
  • Two co-workers in your office do not like each other and they refuse to work together. Because of this situation, assignment scheduling is a challenege and morale is low. What would you do?
  • What would you do if you were assigned a partner whom you did not like?
  • Tell me about a time when you successfully handled a stressful situations with multiple factors. What was the situation and what steps did you take?
  • What do you think will be hardest thing about being a correction officer?
  • What do you think you will enjoy about being a correction officer?
  • How did you resolve disagreements with others?




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