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Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers Revised. Ed. / Edition 2
     

Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers Revised. Ed. / Edition 2

by James Stinchcomb
 

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ISBN-10: 0071390383

ISBN-13: 2900071390384

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes

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More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900071390384
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Vgm Opportunities Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160

Table of Contents

Forewordv
Acknowledgmentsix
1.Overview of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice1
Origin and growth in America
Policing in America in the 1990s and 2000s
Personnel needs
Future outlook
2.Jobs at the City and County Levels17
Personal requirements
Probation, tenure, and promotion
The patrol officer
The traffic officer
The detective or criminal investigator
Specialized assignments
County units and sheriffs' departments
3.Jobs at the State Level45
State police and highway patrol
Civilian positions
Other regulatory agencies
4.Military and Federal Services55
The military
Federal agencies
Typical assignments
For more information
5.Employment and Compensation71
State and local salary ranges
Federal salary ranges
Planning your career
Frustrations
The element of danger
6.Educational Requirements89
High school
College
Cadet program--a work-study plan
Recruit training
Career development and inservice training
7.Related Careers in Criminal Justice and Public Safety113
The practice of law
Corrections and rehabilitation
Criminalistics and the crime lab
Private security, loss prevention, and risk management
Supportive jobs
Summary
8.National Associations151
Appendix AFederal Bureau of Prisons: Regional Locations157
Appendix BState Adult Departments of Corrections161
Recommended Reading173

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