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Careers in criminal justice

Author: Coy H Johnston
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services, students receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance students' self-awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coy H Johnston
ISBN: 9781506363950 1506363954
OCLC Number: 1004376178
Description: xv, 232 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Planning. Know yourself --
Setting realistic goals --
Pursuing. Law enforcement --
Forensic science --
Victim services --
Courts --
Corrections --
Private security and investigations --
Preparing. Volunteering and internships --
Getting a foot in the door --
The interview. Section 1. Planning : 1. Know yourself : What you don't know can hurt you ; Guest speaker : Steve Palmer, FBI Special Agent ; Self-assessments : What color is your parachute?; Keirsey Temperament Sorter; True colors; What type am I?; The four temperaments; What color is your personality?; Jung typology test; Minnesota State Careerwise Education; Monster --
2. Setting realistic goals : Set realistic goals ; Issues in police work : The use of deception; The role of acting in police work; The use of discretion; The use of force; The polygraph test; Interviewing and interrogating; Internal investigations ; Issues in the judicial system : The power of persuasion; Attitude; Communication skills; Salary issues; Power and responsibility; Ethics in court; The battle of wits ; Issues in corrections : The communication gap; The dangers for correctional officers ; Guest speaker : Brian Cole, director of corrections : Alternative correctional careers ; The realities of working in criminal justice ; Change ; The search for happiness --
Section 2. Pursuing : 3. Law enforcement : Local law enforcement : Game and fish warden ; Guest speaker : Jan Strauss, retired police chief : Gaming officer; Campus police; Reserve officer; Nonsworn opportunities --
Federal law enforcement : FBI; DEA; ATF; U.S. Border Patrol; ICE; U.S. Secret Service; USMS; Nonsworn positions ; Diversity in law enforcement ; Experience --
4. Forensic science : Crime scene technicians ; Guest speaker : Shayleen Eastman, crime scene specialist III ; Forensic scientist ; Medical examiner ; Investigation technician ; Criminalist : DNA analyst; Toxicologist ; Forensic nurse examiner ; Forensic psychiatrist ; Forensic interview ; Forensic entomologist ; Diversity in forensic science --
5. Victim services : Domestic violence coalitions ; Police departments ; Guest speaker : Gina McAlister, victim services specialist ; Courts and prosecutors' offices ; Hospitals ; Other victim services ; Diversity in victim services --
6. Courts : Law school ; The job search ; Law careers : Judge ; Guest speaker : Charles W. Ervin, superior court judge : Prosecutor ; Public defender ; Careers that do not require a law degree : Court clerk; Municipal court supervisor ; Diversity in law careers --
7. Corrections : State correctional officer ; County detention officer ; City jailer ; Parole and probation officers ; Juvenile rehabilitation specialist ; Home detention officer ; Probation aide ; Guest speaker : Julie Glover, sergeant, San Diego Sheriff's Department --
Parole board hearing officer ; Private prisons ; Diversity in corrections --
8. Private security and investigations : Security officer ; Guest speaker : Timothy W. Newton, private security supervisor ; Private investigator ; Loss prevention ; Armed security guard ; Diversity issues in private security --
Section 3. Preparing : 9. Volunteering and internships : Law enforcement ; Courts ; Guest speaker : Jennifer D. Griffin, director of training and the administrator for the Council on Police Training ; Corrections ; Diversity in volunteering and internships --
10. Getting a foot in the door : Portfolios : Letters of recommendation; Certificates; Education documentation; CV and résumé ; Guest speaker: Colton Johnston, attorney and law clerk ; Interview preparation : Police ride-along; Court and attorney observations; Practice ; Firearms ; Physical fitness ; Education and grades ; The LSAT ; The application form ; Written tests ; Psychological tests --
11. The interview : Punctuality ; Guest speaker : Michael Norzagaray, former juvenile probation officer ; Appearance ; Body language ; Introductions ; Sample oral board questions ; Do's and don'ts ; A personal note to minorities, women, and LGBTQ individuals ; A note to law students ; Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Coy H. Johnston, Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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"With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services, students receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance students' self-awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice."--Page 4 of cover.

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