From College to Career: A Guide for Criminal Justice Majors / Edition 1

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Overview

From College to Career enables readers to explore career choices and make informed career decisions. The book guides readers through critical thinking and reflection on career choices, and the activities in each chapter provide opportunities to personalize the learning experience.

Much of the content information focuses on what readers need to know to help them make decisions about their major and career, including a comparison of the three main career tracks--policing, courts, and corrections--and the role of politics in criminal justice professions, ethical choices, and the need for networking.

Features of From College to Career include:

  • Career information, resume building exercises, interactive worksheets, and assignments.
  • An overview of how criminal justice professions fit into the overall government structure and political culture.
  • Ethics exercises which ask readers to apply what they have learned about ethical standards in general, critically analyze a situation, and decide what they would do.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205338382
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/18/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,065,553
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Heart of a Criminal Justice Professional.

Interests and Goals.

Desires and Values.

Strengths and Weaknesses.

Putting it All Together.

Personal Experience.

Activity 1.1a Why Did I Choose to Major in Criminal Justice?

Activity 1.1b What Do I Want to Do With My Degree?

Activity 1.2 Desires and Values.

Activity 1.3 An Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses.

Activity 1.4 Putting It All Together.

2. What to Expect—Looking at Career Tracks.

Continuing Education.

Law Enforcement.

Courts.

Corrections.

Other Factors to Consider.

Personal Experience.

Activity 2.1 Exploring Resources.

3. Choosing a Career.

Goals and Specific Criminal Justice Positions—Looking for Fit.

Finding the Fit.

Activity 3 Making Decisions about Careers.

Activity 3.1 Career Decision Tree.

Activity 3.2 Career Decisions Essay.

Activity 3.3 Career Decisions—Job Announcements.

Activity 3.4 Job Announcement Essay.

Activity 3.5 Interview Questions.

Activity 3.6 Interview Activity.

Activity 3.7 Job Announcements and Interview Essay.

Activity 3.8 Task and Time Frame.

Activity 3.9 Goals Essay.

Activity 3.10 Wrap-Up Essay.

4. Making Yourself Marketable.

The Job Market.

While You Are a Student.

The Job Search.

Activity 4.1 Exploring Membership Options in Professional Organizations.

Activity 4.2 Conference Paper Abstract.

Activity 4.3 Campus Student Associations, Clubs, or Groups.

Activity 4.4 Academic Campus Events.

5. Back to the Basics: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Research.

While a Student.

In the Profession.

Personal Experience.

Activity 5.1 Curriculum Requirements as a Puzzle.

Activity 5.2 Pieces of the Future.

6. Let's Talk About Challenges.

Working for a Bureaucracy.

Working with Colleagues.

Working with the Public.

Knowing Yourself.

Personal Experience.

Activity 6.1 Government or Private Sector Employment.

Activity 6.2 Getting to “Know Yourself.”

7. Politics, Politics, Politics!

Elected Leaders.

Office “Politics.”

Politics and Employment in the Private Sector.

Personal Experience.

Activity 7.1 Elected Officials and Employment.

Activity 7.2 Hiring Trends.

Activity 7.3 Employment in the Private Sector.

8. There's Always a Need for Networking.

Networking for Career Opportunities.

Networking on the Job.

Networking with Professionals in Other Disciplines.

Career Changes.

Personal Experience.

Activity 8.1 Network Chart.

Activity 8.2 Contacts in Network.

9. Ethics.

Ethics Defined in Context.

Personal Ethical Standards.

Scenarios—Dilemmas in Ethics.

Ethics and the Public's Perception.

Ethical Challenges to Be Faced.

Personal Experience.

Activity 9.1 Principles of Behavior.

Activity 9.2 Code of Ethics and Principles.

10. After Graduation—What Then?

Integration of Book Material.

Alternative Career Choices.

Expanding Career Potential.

Staying Fresh.

Second Careers.

Conclusion.

Activity 10.1 Putting It All Together Once More.

Appendix A.

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