School Library JournalGr 9 Up–Informative and text-heavy, this series is well suited to motivated high school readers and provides a comprehensive overview as well as valuable details for those considering a career in criminal justice. Jobs described range from those requiring advanced degrees, such as juvenile court judge or psychologist, to many that do not, among them court reporter, police dispatcher, and forensic technician. Practical advice–including how to prepare for each career, contacts for gathering further information, and recommended additional reading–is attractively interspersed with color photos and detailed captions. Frequent sidebars contain a wealth of historical and biographical information. Pros and cons of each career are discussed, as are ways in which new technology is affecting the criminal justice field.
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