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Exploring and understanding careers in criminal justice : a comprehensive guide

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Kirtland Community College Library HV 9950 .S54 2018 30775305551138 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781538120095
  • ISBN: 1538120097
  • Physical Description: xv, 296 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition published 2018
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-282) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: 7. Getting the job, entering the field, and career advancement: Career advancement ; Finding job openings ; Reading the job posting ; The cover letter ; How important is your résumé? ; Job killers ; Networking ; Prepare, prepare, prepare ; Career examples ; Practical suggestions ; The application ; Prior encounters with the police ; Your references ; The exam ; The interview ; The training academy ; Preparing for the training academy ; First days on the job ; Finding the job is not for you, or how do you move on? ; The awkward departure. -- 8. Criminal justice ethics: Types of unethical conduct ; Consequences of unethical conduct ; A few principles that guide correct and ethical decision-making ; Why do violations of ethical conduct occur? ; Resolving the ethical controversy ; Corrections ; Parole ; Policing ; The court and the pursuit of justice ; You : the ethical justice professional. -- 9. Life after the career, or "I can't live on that!": The failure to plan ; What to have after retirement ; What benefits does the job offer? ; Deferred compensation ; Preparation for the undergraduate ; The practitioner turned academic ; The practitioner turned consultant, expert witness, or advisor. -- List of appendices: Directory of profiles in criminal justice ; Interest, inquiry, and cover letters ; A guide to interview questions ; Sample résumé and CV ; The Career Fair Plan ; The benefits and downsides of online courses ; Document portfolio checklist ; Civil Service examinations ; U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and websites ; Important websites ; Criminal Justice jobs ; Private and nonprofit agencies and professional organizations ; Vermont Police Academy basic training and physical fitness training ; Paying for college ; Criminal justice and trade publications ; Codes of ethics.
Summary, etc.: This book explores the criminal justice career landscape by providing a glimpse into the different criminal justice careers and provides advice as to how to prepare to enter those career fields. This book includes personal profiles that exemplify real work in the criminal justice profession; these have been written by current employees, some retired and some by exemplary leaders in the field.
Subject: Law enforcement Vocational guidance United States
Criminal justice, Administration of Vocational guidance United States
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