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Careers in Criminal Justice : The Inside Story

Careers in Criminal Justice : The Inside Story - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1879215436

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ISBN13: 978-1879215436
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Publisher: Sheffield Publishing Co.
Published: 2001
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Careers in Criminal Justice : The Inside Story - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-1879215436

Stuart Henry and William Hinkle

ISBN13: 978-1879215436
ISBN10: 1879215438
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: Sheffield Publishing Co.

Published: 2001
International: No

Careers in Criminal Justice is a no-nonsense guide to careers in the criminal justice system. It is direct, concise and written in simple English by college-educated criminal justice professionals. It is sometimes amusing, occasionally shocking, and, if nothing else, informative. It is designed to go beyond the mundane; to delve beneath the TV hype; to peek behind the badge; and to give current criminal justice students a real feel for the careers that they may wish to enter.

The First edition of this book was entitled Inside Jobs: A Realistic Guide to Criminal Justice Careers for College Graduates. It was a great success. We know this not just from sales, but because several former students found the book enormously helpful in getting their first jobs in criminal justice. This second edition of the book completely updates the information in the first edition and contains several new articles C at least one in each section. Like its predecessor, Careers in Criminal Justice: The Inside Story contains the personal accounts of criminal justice professionals, ranging from private security and law enforcement officers to court personnel, corrections officers, probation and parole officers, and human service workers. It describes what someone entering the profession will do on the job, what it is really like to be a police or corrections officer, a probation officer or a lawyer.

Table of Contents


Section One : Law Enforcement

Chapter 1 Realizing a Dream: Being Female and a Police Officer
Chapter 2 Becoming a Law Enforcement Officer: The Application Ordeal
Chapter 3 From Dream to Reality: Becoming a Deputy Sheriff
Chapter 4 The Frustrations of Police Work: The Idealism and Realism of Being a Police Officer
Chapter 5 The Politics of Small Town Policing
Chapter 6 The Urban Police Officer: The Process and the Work
Chapter 7 Tough Job: Conflict, Contradictions, and Inconsistencies in Police Work
Chapter 8 Criminal Investigation: From Forensics Technician to Homicide Investigator
Chapter 9 Policing ''Deadbeat Dads'': Child Support Enforcement

Section Two: Private Security and Loss Prevention

Chapter 10 Securing the Corporation: Private Security Analyst
Chapter 11 Minding the Store: Loss Prevention Investigator
Chapter 12 Policing the Campus: Director of Campus Security
Chapter 13 Private Eye: An Interview with Kirk Bruchnak, P.I.
Chapter 14 Rock Concerts, Crowd Management and Personal Protection: The Career of a Tour/Security Specialist

Section Three: Law School, Lawyers and the Courts

Chapter 15 Criminal Prosecution: Where The Action's At
Chapter 16 Criminal Defense Attorneys: Guardians of the Constitution
Chapter 17 Civil Litigation: The Work of a Personal Injury Lawyer
Chapter 18 Paralegals and Legal Assisting

Section Four: Corrections

Chapter 19 The Reluctant Profession: Being and Becoming a Corrections Officer
Chapter 20 Being a Female Corrections Officer
Chapter 21 The Road to Many Rooms: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of a Career in Adult Corrections
Chapter 22 Ascending to the Top: From Parole Agent to Commissioner of Correction

Section Five: Probation and Parole

Chapter 23 Being a Parole Agent
Chapter 24 A Chief Adult Probation Officer
Chapter 25 An Officer of the Court: Working in Probation for a District Court
Chapter 26 Hinkle's Five Rules for Avoiding Trouble

Section Six: Treatment Services

Chapter 27 The Politics of Programming for Substance-Abusing Offenders
Chapter 28 Psychiatric Social Work
Chapter 29 Recreational/Art Therapy with Mentally Ill Offenders in a Psychiatric Setting

Section Seven: Graduate School, Academics and Research

Chapter 30 Preparing for Jobs in Academia and Research
Chapter 31 Graduate School Revisited
Chapter 32 Migrant Labor and The Ivory Tower: The Crossroads and Crapshoots of a New Professor
Chapter 33 Becoming a University Professor
Chapter 34 How a White Trash Girl Found Her Way in Academia
Chapter 35 Criminal Justice Research: A Data Archivist
Chapter 36 Criminal Justice Systems Analyst

Section Eight : Federal Careers in Criminal Justice: Inspectors, Special Agents and Others

Chapter 37 Working for the I.N.S.: From Border Patrol Agent to Immigration Inspector
Chapter 38 Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Inspector
Chapter 39 Special Agent: Criminal Investigator with U.S. Customs
Chapter 40 So You Still Want to Be an F.B.I. Agent?

1. Selected Bibliographic Resources
2. Selected Internet Sites

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