Careers in Criminal Justice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Careers in Criminal Justice, Second Edition prepares you to plan, pursue, and realize your career goals—from conception through the hiring process. Coy H. Johnston’s contemporary approach emphasizes self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and professionalism. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services, you receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance your self-awareness and steer you toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to prepare and encourage growth throughout your career.
New to the Second Edition:
- A new chapter titled “Volunteering and Internship” (Chapter 9) guides you through the important process of early involvement in the field to create a more enticing resume.
- Three new “Guest Speaker” profiles offer you new perspectives and practical advice on a variety of careers and geographical areas.
- New career assessment tools are included to help you evaluate your compatibility with various careers in the criminal justice field.
- Expanded information about critical areas such as private prisons, careers in the judiciary, and resume building ensures that you are receiving a balanced introduction to criminal justice careers.
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About the Author
Coy H. Johnston is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management at the University of Phoenix and his master’s degree in community counseling from Northern Arizona University. He has been a nationally certified counselor since 2004. For more than 27 years, Johnston worked in law enforcement, specializing in sexual crimes and domestic violence. During his career, he co-organized the Mesa Police Benefit Fund, which offered financial assistance to needy employees; the Mesa Police Department RCVR program, which provided additional funds for victims of crime; the statewide domestic violence awareness committee, involving over 1,200 domestic violence professionals; and the annual statewide law enforcement domestic violence roundup. Noteworthy awards during the last decade of his career included the Distinguished Service Award of Victims of Crime from Attorney General Terry Goddard and a certificate of recognition from Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano for the law enforcement domestic violence roundup. Johnston served on the governor’s grant approval committee for STOP and Recovery grants from 2007 to 2013. Since retiring from law enforcement in 2007, he has taught psychology and criminal justice classes at University of Phoenix (AXIA), ITT Technical Institute, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Everest College, CARLOTA Police Academy, and Arizona State University. This book is his fourth official publication.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorSECTION 1: PLANNINGChapter 1: Know Yourself What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Guest Speaker: Steve Palmer, FBI Special Agent Self-AssessmentsChapter 2. Setting Realistic Goals Set Realistic Goals Issues in Police Work Issues in the Judicial System Issues in Corrections Guest Speaker: Brian Cole, Director of Corrections The Realities of Working in Criminal Justice Change The Search for HappinessSECTION 2: PURSUINGChapter 3. Law Enforcement Local Law Enforcement Guest Speaker: Jan Strauss, Retired Police Chief Federal Law Enforcement Diversity in Law Enforcement ExperienceChapter 4. Forensic Science Crime Scene Technicians Forensic Scientist Medical Examiner Investigative Technician Criminalist Forensic Nurse Examiner Forensic Psychiatrist Forensic Interviewer Forensic Entomologist Diversity in Forensic ScienceChapter 5. Victim Services Domestic Violence Coalitions Police Departments Guest Speaker: Gina Mc Alister, Victim Services Specialist Courts and Prosecutors’ Offices Hospitals Other Victim Service Programs Diversity in Victim ServicesChapter 6. Courts Law School The Job Search Law Careers Careers that Do Not Require a Law Degree Diversity in Law CareersChapter 7. Corrections State Correctional Officer County Detention Officer City Jailer Guest Speaker: Julie Glover, Sergeant, San Diego Sheriff’s Department Parole and Probation Officers Juvenile Rehabilitation Specialist Home Detention Officer Probation Aide Parole Board Hearing Officer Private Prisons Diversity in CorrectionsChapter 8. Private Security and Investigations Security Officer Private Investigator Loss Prevention Armed Security Guard Diversity Issues in Private SecuritySECTION 3: PREPARINGChapter 9. Volunteering and Internships Law Enforcement Courts Corrections Diversity in Volunteering and InternshipsChapter 10. Getting a Foot in the Door Portfolios Guest Speaker: Colton Johnston, Attorney and Law Clerk Interview Preparation Firearms Physical Fitness Education and Grades The LSAT The Application Form Written Tests Psychological TestsChapter 11. The Interview Punctuality Appearance Body Language Introductions Sample Oral Board Questions Do’s and Don’ts A Personal Note to Minorities, Women, and LGBTQ Individuals A Note to Law StudentsIndex