Summary: 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 ...show moreto 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.