Careers in Undercover Narcotics Investigation, 1st Edition

  • Linda Bickerstaff
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  • ISBN-10: 147771717X
  • ISBN-13: 9781477717172
  • DDC: 363.25
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Undercover narcotics investigators enforce laws involving dangerous drugs, and it takes an extraordinary amount of knowledge, training, skill, personal integrity, and courage to do the job. Those who choose this career have to be controlled risk-takers who can follow orders and handle stress and frustration creatively. The action-packed narrative includes engaging color photographs and sidebars about an undercover agent in a high school, the National Police Officer Selection Test, the NYPD Cadet Corps, and DEA Special Agent Timothy Sellars, among others. The text examines all aspects of career preparation (even in high school), duties, perks, and pitfalls of the job.

Features and Benefits

  • Sidebars, Glossary, For Further Information Section, Web Sites, Further Reading, Bibliography, Index, Author Biography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Undercover Narcotics Investigators: An Overview.
2: Having the Right Stuff.
3: Becoming an Undercover Narcotics Investigator.
4: DEA Special Agents: Federal Narcotics Investigators.
5: The Specifics of Undercover Work.
6: Perks and Problems of Undercover Narcotics Investigators.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.