Halloween Costumes Ideas For Criminal Justice Majors
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The Best Halloween Costumes For The Everyday Criminal Justice Major

Criminal justice in itself is a thrilling major to be a part of and when it comes to Halloween time we have numerous choices of costumes to represent our unique and broad field of study.

The Best Halloween Costumes For The Everyday Criminal Justice Major

Dressing up for Halloween can be fun, but dressing up as a desired future career can be even greater! With the criminal justice field, there are tons of job careers and that adds to the more costumes in which you can put together and go as! Either as a fictional crime fighter or the real deal, you can find anyone or any job title.

Police Officer 

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One of the basic type of criminal justice Halloween costumes, but nevertheless a classic and easy costume to make or find in a store. All you would need is to buy a police uniform and get accessories such as handcuffs.



Calling the shots in a courtroom or at a Halloween party can be very exciting and the perfect role for the individual who likes to be the boss of the group. Also, you get to carry around a gavel and wave it at people.

Crime Scene Investigator 


With this costume give your unique twist on it and go as your favorite investigator what the hit show "CSI." I know dressing up as either Sara Sidle or Catherine Willows would be fun or the intimidating Horatio Caine. Plus you can always pick this outfit last minute and use a whole lot of yellow crime scene tape!!!!



Grab an orange jumpsuit or black and white striped outfit and go as a prisoner, but be expected to give a really good answer to what crime you committed and how you were in the end caught!



Another easy criminal justice costume to find, but really exciting to go as is a SWAT agent! All you need is an all-black outfit with a vest that says SWAT on it. You can add other accessories such as a hat, fake gun, walkie, gun holster, etc.

FBI Agent

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Being an FBI Agent can be a fun costume, but being your favorite FBI agent like Spencer Reid or J.J. from Criminal Minds is more exciting and unique to go as. Plus you can explain why you chose to go as that particular character and why you chose the assemble in which you did! For instance, with Spencer Reid you can not go wrong with the satchel and wearing a fake gun in the front of your pants unlike the usual side holster the rest of the agents are seen wearing.

Bank Robber


Grab the black ski mask and bag of money to pull off this one! Bank robber is an easy and affordable costume to put together.



Superheroes are constantly fighting crime and saving the life's of the innocent, so what better costume to go as your favorite crime fighter. Go as the iconic Superman or Wonder Woman, or go more unique to your personality and go as Hawkeye or the Black Canary.

US Marshal


I know I would go as Mary Shannon, the awesome US Marshal from the hit show "In Plain Sight." U.S. Marshal does not have a specific Halloween costume in which you can buy so this would be a great pick to go as your favorite agent from a tv series or a movie such as U.S. Marshals.



Criminal law attorney or lawyer are easy outfits to put together, all you need is a suit and tie and a briefcase to carry around with you.

Private Detective

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A classic costume consisting of the long brown trench coat, hat and camera or binoculars. Some people even opt for carrying around a magnifying glass! Or you can go as the crime-solving teenage girl, Veronica Mars!

Secret Service Agent and the President of the United States

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If you have a partner you can dress up with this could be a fun and thrilling assemble! Who wouldn't wanna dress up as the president or wear those really cool earpieces that the Secret Service wears!


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Another basis and used criminal justice costume, but an easy one to find nonetheless. Wear a suit and tie, to top off the outfit put on some sunglasses.

Your Favorite Criminal Couple

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If you have someone you can dress up with or do couple costumes I would really consider this. You could go as the iconic Bonnie and Clyde with your significant other or the fictional Thelma and Louis with your best friend!

Technical Analysist 


Go as the quirky and colorful technical analysist for the Behavioral Analysis Unit, Penelope Garcia! This would be a easy and fun costume to put together!

Dressing up for Halloween is always a blast and these are the perfect costumes for any criminal justice major out there! Even if you are not a criminal justice major yourself you can still show your love for law enforcement on Halloween with these outfits!

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