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Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion 6th Edition

J. Scott Harr, Kären M. Hess

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006, 2003, 2000
  • 368 Pages

Overview

This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice—from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, résumés, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing.

J. Scott Harr, Concordia University Saint Paul

J. Scott Harr has been employed in various areas of the law for over 28 years. He has served as a social worker, police officer, firefighter, and emergency medical technician. For over 11 years he held the position of chief law enforcement officer and public safety director for a Twin Cities suburb. He is licensed as a lawyer, police officer, and private investigator, and founded Scott Harr Legal Investigations in 1985. He sits on the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards & Training Board and chairs their training committee. Having taught as community faculty at Normandale Community College, and served as resident faculty at Metropolitan State University School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, he is presently the Criminal Justice Chair at Concordia University St. Paul in Minnesota. He is also the author of CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 4/e (Wadsworth Publishing).

Kären M. Hess, Normandale Community College, Minnesota

The late Kären Matison Hess, PhD, wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She co-authored multiple editions of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, JUVENILE JUSTICE, and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE in addition to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.
  • The new edition expands coverage of key topic areas such as position disqualifiers, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing.
  • Virtually every possible career is discussed. The text challenges students to search out all avenues of pursuit and to find the field that best fits their interests, needs, and requirements.
  • The new edition includes carefully updated job market and salary information, as well as testing requirements.
  • The "Insider's View" feature provides fascinating, real-life feedback from professionals in various criminal justice careers.
  • The text helps students prepare for filling out job applications, writing a successful résumé and cover letter, and acing interviews. In addition, the authors offer tips on testing and standard application processes.
  • A seasoned and successful author team provides your students with an informative and accessible approach to employment in criminal justice.
  • Engaging facts and figures highlight the latest information on the number of jobs available organized by sector and salaries.
  • Chapters are organized to provide clarity and introduce material that shows how someone who is actually conducting an independent job search would experience it.
Section I: THE CHALLENGE.
1. Employment Trends: The World of Work.
2. First Responders: Careers in Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Related Fields.
3. Careers in the Courts, Corrections and Related Fields.
4. Careers in Private Security.
5. On Choosing a Career: Knowing the Job and Yourself.
6. Internships: Testing the Waters.
Section II: MEETING THE CHALLENGE: PREPARING.
7. Physical Fitness and Testing.
8. Other Forms of Testing.
9. Attributes of Successful Candidates.
10. The Résumé: Selling Yourself on Paper.
11. Preparing for Not Getting the Job.
Section III: JOB-SEEKING STRATEGIES.
12. The Application Process: Finding and Applying for Jobs.
13. Your Job-Seeking Uniform: Presenting Yourself as THE One to Hire.
14. The Interview: A Closer Look.
Section IV: YOUR FUTURE IN YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSION.
15. At Last, You've Got the Job—Congratulations!
16. The Career Ladder: Insights into Promotion and Job Change.
17. Job Loss and Change: The Road Less Traveled.
Epilogue.
Appendixes.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133331750
  • ISBN-13: 9781133331759
  • STARTING AT $14.49

  • ISBN-10: 0495600326
  • ISBN-13: 9780495600329
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  • RETAIL $103.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion

ISBN: 9780495600329
This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice—from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, résumés, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing.

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FOR STUDENTS

Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields: From Internship to Promotion

ISBN: 9780495600329
CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, is an invaluable resource for both readers planning to enter the criminal justice field and for those already working in the field looking for professional development, job change, or promotional advancement. Written by seasoned professionals, this book provides all the key information you need, from identifying the right criminal justice career path for you, to successful job-search strategies, to how to succeed and advance once you are working in the criminal justice field.

Careers Web Site with InfoTrac® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781439046319