Careers in Criminal Justice, Second Edition prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. Coy H. Johnston’s contemporary approach emphasizes student self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and professionalism. 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 the student’s self-awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to prepare and encourage growth throughout the student’s career.
New to the Second Edition:
- A new chapter titled “Volunteering and Internship” (Chapter 9) guides readers through the importance and process of early involvement in the field to create a more enticing resume.
- Three new “Guest Speaker” profiles offer students new perspectives and practical advice for a variety of careers and geographical areas.
- New career assessment tools are included to help students realize their compatibility with various careers in the criminal justice field.
- Expanded coverage of information in critical areas such as private prisons, careers in the judiciary, and resume building ensure students are receiving a balanced introduction to criminal justice careers.
Free Poster: What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?
|What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You|
|Guest Speaker: Steve Palmer, FBI Special Agent|
|Set Realistic Goals|
|Issues in Police Work|
|Issues in the Judicial System|
|Issues in Corrections|
|Guest Speaker: Brian Cole, Director of Corrections|
|The Realities of Working in Criminal Justice|
|The Search for Happiness|
|Local Law Enforcement|
|Guest Speaker: Jan Strauss, Retired Police Chief|
|Federal Law Enforcement|
|Diversity in Law Enforcement|
|Crime Scene Technicians|
|Forensic Nurse Examiner|
|Diversity in Forensic Science|
|Domestic Violence Coalitions|
|Guest Speaker: Gina McAlister, Victim Services Specialist|
|Courts and Prosecutors’ Offices|
|Other Victim Service Programs|
|Diversity in Victim Services|
|The Job Search|
|Careers that Do Not Require a Law Degree|
|Diversity in Law Careers|
|State Correctional Officer|
|County Detention Officer|
|Guest Speaker: Julie Glover, Sergeant, San Diego Sheriff’s Department|
|Parole and Probation Officers|
|Juvenile Rehabilitation Specialist|
|Home Detention Officer|
|Parole Board Hearing Officer|
|Diversity in Corrections|
|Armed Security Guard|
|Diversity Issues in Private Security|
|Diversity in Volunteering and Internships|
|Guest Speaker: Colton Johnston, Attorney and Law Clerk|
|Education and Grades|
|The Application Form|
|Sample Oral Board Questions|
|Do’s and Don’ts|
|A Personal Note to Minorities, Women, and LGBTQ Individuals|
|A Note to Law Students|
The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:
- Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
- Web resources are included for further research and insights.
- Chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides that highlight essential content and features from the book.