CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, is an invaluable resource for both readers planning to enter the criminal justice field and for those already working in the field looking for professional development, job change, or promotional advancement. Written by seasoned professionals, this book provides all the key information you need, from identifying the right criminal justice career path for you, to successful job-search strategies, to how to succeed and advance once you are working in the criminal justice field.
J. Scott Harr has been employed in various areas of the law for over 28 years. He has served as a social worker, police officer, firefighter, and emergency medical technician. For over 11 years he held the position of chief law enforcement officer and public safety director for a Twin Cities suburb. He is licensed as a lawyer, police officer, and private investigator, and founded Scott Harr Legal Investigations in 1985. He sits on the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards & Training Board and chairs their training committee. Having taught as community faculty at Normandale Community College, and served as resident faculty at Metropolitan State University School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, he is presently the Criminal Justice Chair at Concordia University St. Paul in Minnesota. He is also the author of CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 4/e (Wadsworth Publishing).
Kären Matison Hess, Ph.D. (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, Minnesota) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice.
Section I: THE CHALLENGE. 1. Employment Trends: The World of Work. 2. First Responders: Careers in Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Related Fields. 3. Careers in the Courts, Corrections and Related Fields. 4. Careers in Private Security. 5. On Choosing a Career: Knowing the Job and Yourself. 6. Internships: Testing the Waters. Section II: MEETING THE CHALLENGE: PREPARING. 7. Physical Fitness and Testing. 8. Other Forms of Testing. 9. Attributes of Successful Candidates. 10. The Resume: Selling Yourself on Paper. 11. Preparing for Not Getting the Job. Section III: JOB-SEEKING STRATEGIES. 12. The Application Process: Finding and Applying for Jobs. 13. Your Job-Seeking Uniform: Presenting Yourself as THE One to Hire. 14. The Interview: A Closer Look. Section IV: YOUR FUTURE IN YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSION. 15. At Last, You've Got the Job--Congratulations! 16. The Career Ladder: Insights into Promotion and Job Change. 17. Job Loss and Change: The Road Less Traveled. Epilogue. Appendixes. Author Index. Subject Index.