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Careers for the Criminal Justice Major: A Practical Guide to Course Selection, Descriptions of Entry-Level Positions and Best Prospects for Career Development.

9780398092108

Careers for the Criminal Justice Major: A Practical Guide to Course Selection, Descriptions of Entry-Level Positions and Best Prospects for Career Development

Thomas C. Mijares

C.C. Thomas

2018

201 pages

$29.95

HV9950

For students majoring in criminal justice, this guide details entry-level positions in the field, the courses that will improve their marketability in the job search process, sites where employment can be found, and the selection and training processes. It describes the history of criminal justice as an academic field; the nature of the profession; the importance of an internship; how specific characteristics can be causes for disqualification from the recruiting process; stereotypes and misperceptions in criminal justice employment; careers in law enforcement, corrections, and private security; graduate school and law school; nontraditional vocations in the criminal justice system; networking, looking for employment leads, and references; preparing for testing and interviews; preparing for transfers to specialized units and promotion; and the roles of nontraditional students, minorities, and women in criminal justice. Appendices list various agencies, training councils, and professional associations. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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