I think that people with a criminal justice degree should automatically receive entry into the higher levels of a police academy. Maybe as a detective. But, at the very least, they should at least be able to gain entry to a police academy after graduating with a criminal justice degree. As long as they pass the physical demands tests.
I think people that do this kind of work, should have a job lined up for them out of college, or have to join the military. If they do either or, a job will be in there future. The amount of people with criminal justice degrees is outrageous,but the jobs are just not there.
Those who acquire criminal justice degrees should NOT all be considered police officers. In my opinion, a Bachelor's degree is just a piece of paper that allows one to get a job in that field. However, being a police officer should require extensive training. Simply a degree should not be the sole requirement of being a police officer. More training should be required.
No, people who graduate from college with a criminal justice degree should not automatically receive entry into a police academy, because they still might not be qualified. A person with a criminal justice degree might not be physically fit to be a cop. They also might have anger management activities.