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What follows graduation? A job search, of course. This book meets the needs of criminal justice students who are planning to enter the job market. It brings together, in one convenient place, a wealth of information from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on criminal justice and public safety occupations, and provides access to many online job services of relevance to the criminal justice/public safety fields.
According to a recent article in The New York Times, academic criminal justice is undergoing explosive growth. One reason for the large and rapidly growing cadre of criminal justice majors is a fascination with criminals, and a desire to understand criminal behavior. Popular movies and television shows, combined with real-life events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have inspired students who want to make a personal difference in the fight against crime and violence.
Fortunately for those now studying in the field, the American criminal justice system is growing rapidly, and the job market for criminal justice personnel seems well able to accommodate most criminal justice graduates for years to come.
1. Finding a Job.
2. Applying for a Job.
3. Evaluating a Job Offer.
4. Working as an Attorney.
5. Working as a Correctional Officer.
6. Working as a Firefighter.
7. Working as an Inspector or Compliance Officer.
8. Working as a Paralegal.
9. Working as a Law Enforcement Officer.
10. Working as a Private Investigator.
11. Working as a Private Security Officer.
12. Career Information on the World Wide Web.
Appendix: Job Market Information Sources by State.