Opportunities in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Careers Revised. Ed.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071390385
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Vgm Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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Table of Contents

Foreword v
Acknowledgments ix
1. Overview of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 1
Origin and growth in America
Policing in America in the 1990s and 2000s
Personnel needs
Future outlook
2. Jobs at the City and County Levels 17
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 Level 45
State police and highway patrol
Civilian positions
Other regulatory agencies
4. Military and Federal Services 55
The military
Federal agencies
Typical assignments
For more information
5. Employment and Compensation 71
State and local salary ranges
Federal salary ranges
Planning your career
Frustrations
The element of danger
6. Educational Requirements 89
High school
College
Cadet program--a work-study plan
Recruit training
Career development and inservice training
7. Related Careers in Criminal Justice and Public Safety 113
The practice of law
Corrections and rehabilitation
Criminalistics and the crime lab
Private security, loss prevention, and risk management
Supportive jobs
Summary
8. National Associations 151
Appendix A Federal Bureau of Prisons: Regional Locations 157
Appendix B State Adult Departments of Corrections 161
Recommended Reading 173
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