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Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields : From Internship to Promotion,9780534626204

Careers in Criminal Justice and Related Fields : From Internship to Promotion

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9780534626204

ISBN10:
0534626203
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Pub. Date:
6/27/2005
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This book provides students with the necessary information to help them enter the field of criminal justice--from finding a criminal justice internship all the way to locating the right criminal justice profession for them. It also helps students develop a job-search strategy, offering information on internship requirements, professional conduct, r?sum?s, interviews, and locating jobs. It is also a valuable resource to those in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. To reflect the changes to the new edition, the title has been changed from SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS to CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, Fifth Edition.

Table of Contents

Figures/Tables
xvii
Foreword xviii
Acknowledgments xix
Introduction xxi
About the Authors xxiv
SECTION ONE: THE CHALLENGE
1(126)
Employment Trends: the World of Work
2(14)
Introduction
2(1)
The Importance of Work
2(2)
What's Important on the Job
4(1)
A Brief History
4(1)
Our Changing Work World
5(3)
Demographic Trends
6(1)
Vital Communication and Technical Skills
7(1)
A Look at Jobs of the Future---Where Will You Fit In?
8(3)
Growth in the Service Industries
8(2)
A Need for More Education
10(1)
Keeping Up-to-Date
11(1)
Conclusion
12(1)
Introducing the Insiders' Views
12(1)
An Insider's View: ``What You'll Need to Succeed in the 21st Century'' (Erickson)
13(1)
Insider's View Online
14(1)
Mind Stretches
14(1)
References
15(1)
First Responders: Careers in Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Related Fields
16(35)
Introduction
16(1)
Is Law Enforcement for You?
16(2)
Employment Requirements
18(1)
Employment Outlook
19(1)
Law Enforcement---Up Close
19(1)
Where Opportunities Exist
20(10)
Local Agencies
20(1)
County Agencies
21(1)
Tribal Agencies
22(1)
State Agencies
22(2)
Federal Agencies
24(6)
Jurisdictions Compared
30(1)
Salaries
31(3)
Local, County and State Salaries
32(1)
Federal Salaries
32(1)
Fringe Benefits
33(1)
Promotions and Transfers
33(1)
Advanced Jobs and Specialization
34(5)
The Juvenile Officer
35(1)
Medicolegal Death Investigator (MDI)
36(1)
Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)
37(1)
Armed Sky Marshals
37(1)
Mint Police
38(1)
Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officer
38(1)
Other Venues Requiring Law Enforcement
39(1)
International Jobs
39(1)
Nonsworn Career Options Related to Law Enforcement
40(1)
Community Crime Prevention Specialists
40(1)
Juvenile Specialists
41
Animal Control Officers
40(1)
Dispatchers
41(1)
Fire Service
41(3)
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics
44(1)
Conclusion
44(1)
An Insider's View: ``It's Not Like on TV'' (Conroy)
45(1)
Insider's View Online
46(1)
Mind Stretches
47(1)
References
47(1)
Helpful Websites
48(2)
Other Resources
50(1)
Careers in the Courts, Corrections and Related Fields
51(19)
Introduction
51(1)
Opportunities in Our Judicial System---the Courts
52(7)
Lawyers
52(2)
Judges, Magistrates and Other Judicial Workers
54(1)
Legal Assistants and Paralegals
54(1)
Court Reporters
55(1)
Bailiffs
56(1)
Clerks
57(1)
Other ``Helping'' Professions Necessary to the Justice System
57(2)
Opportunities in Our Judicial System---Corrections
59(6)
Corrections Officers
60(2)
Probation and Parole Officers
62(1)
Community Corrections---Alternatives to Incarceration
63(1)
Juvenile Corrections
64(1)
Other Careers in Corrections
65(1)
Conclusion
65(1)
An Insider's View: ``Lawyers Wear Many Hats: Is One Right for You?'' (Halberg)
66(1)
Insider's View Online
67(1)
Mind Stretches
67(1)
References
68(1)
Helpful Websites
69(1)
Other Resources
69(1)
Careers in Private Security
70(19)
Introduction
70(1)
Public versus Private Officers
71(1)
Public/Private Cooperation
72(1)
Privatization of Public Justice
73(1)
Private Corrections
74(1)
Private Sector Involvement in Juvenile Justice
74(1)
Private Security---Up Close
74(10)
Types of Jobs Available
76(3)
Employment Requirements
79(2)
Job Outlook
81(1)
Salaries
82(2)
Fringe Benefits
84(1)
Promotions
84(1)
Conclusion
84(1)
An Insider's View: ``Career Opportunities in Private Security'' (Iannone)
85(1)
Insider's View Online
86(1)
Mind Stretches
86(1)
References
87(1)
Helpful Websites
88(1)
Additional Contacts and Sources of Information
88(1)
On Choosing a Career: Knowing the Job and Yourself
89(20)
Introduction
89(1)
Selecting and Developing a Career
90(3)
Charting Your Future Course
92(1)
Career Coaches and Counselors
93(1)
Brainstorming Possibilities
93(1)
``Just the Facts''
94(4)
Age
94(1)
Physical Requirements
94(1)
Education
95(1)
Background
96(1)
Experience
97(1)
Develop a Positive Attitude
97(1)
What Do You Want from a Career?
98(3)
Moving Toward Your Career Goal
101(1)
Acquire What You Need
102(1)
Internships
102(1)
Alternatives
102(1)
To Risk or Not to Risk---That Is the Question
103(1)
Get Going!
104(1)
It's Just a Job . . .
104(1)
Conclusion
105(1)
An Insider's View: ``The Private Security Alternative'' (Green)
105(2)
Insider's View Online
107(1)
Mind Stretches
107(1)
References
108(1)
Additional Contacts and Sources of Information
108(1)
Internships: Testing the Waters
109(18)
Introduction
109(1)
Nothing New Here!
110(1)
On Interns and Internships
110(2)
Locating Internship Opportunities
112(2)
School-Related Internships
112(1)
Locating Internships Online
113(1)
Start Early! Stay Organized!
114(1)
Service Learning
114(1)
What Is Expected of You?
114(2)
Making the Most of the Experience
116(2)
When Good Internships Go Bad
118(2)
What If You Are Told to ``Get Out''?
120(1)
Being Evaluated
120(1)
Internships Throughout Your Career
121(1)
A Recap---The Do's and Don'ts of Internships
121(3)
Conclusion
124(1)
An Insider's View: ``The Benefits of Learning while Serving'' (Hendricks)
124(1)
Mind Stretches
125(1)
References
126(1)
SECTION TWO: MEETING THE CHALLENGE: PREPARING
127(90)
Physical Fitness and Testing
128(18)
Introduction
128(1)
What Is Fitness?
128(1)
Why Is Fitness Important?
129(1)
Physical Fitness Testing
130(2)
The Medical Examination
132(1)
Self-Assessment
133(3)
Cardiovascular Tests
133(1)
Balance Test
134(1)
Flexibility Tests
134(1)
Agility Test
135(1)
Strength Tests
135(1)
Power Tests
135(1)
A Basic Physical Fitness Program
136(2)
Tips
136(1)
Sticking to Your Fitness Program
136(1)
The Challenge of Maintaining Fitness
137(1)
Fitness and Stress
138(1)
The Upside of Stress
139(1)
Fitness and Nutrition
139(1)
Obesity
140(1)
Fitness and Lifestyle
140(1)
Smoking, Alcohol and Other Drugs
141(1)
Benefits of Being Physically Fit
141(1)
Conclusion
142(1)
An Insider's View: ``Fitness: The Most Important Weapon You Will Ever Carry'' (Nierenhausen)
142(2)
Insiders' Views Online
144(1)
Mind Stretches
144(1)
References
144(2)
Other Forms of Testing
146(19)
Introduction
146(1)
Test Anxiety
146(1)
Testing Knowledge
147(4)
General Knowledge
148(1)
Specific Knowledge
149(2)
Memory and Observation Tests
151(1)
Strategies for Taking Tests
151(3)
Assessment Centers
154(1)
Psychological Testing
154(5)
Purposes of Psychological Testing
155(1)
Testing Methods
156(1)
Specific Psychological Tests
156(2)
Integrity Tests
158(1)
Polygraph Testing
159(1)
Background Checks
160(1)
On Being Dishonest
161(1)
Conclusion
162(1)
An Insider's View: ``Preparing to Do Your Best'' (Conroy)
162(1)
Insider's View Online
163(1)
Mind Stretches
163(1)
References
163(1)
Recommended Test Preparation Books
164(1)
Attributes of Successful Candidates
165(18)
Introduction
165(1)
How Do You Appear on Paper?
166(1)
Personal Attributes
166(9)
Past General Employment
168(1)
Volunteer Community Service
169(1)
Work-Related Experience
169(1)
Military Service
170(1)
Education
170(3)
Communication Skills
173(1)
Computer, Keyboarding and Word Processing Skills
174(1)
Interning
174(1)
Painting a Picture
175(1)
Making the Best of Bad Situations
175(2)
Criminal Justice, Private Security and Ethics
177(2)
Values
178(1)
Conclusion
179(1)
An Insider's View: ``Getting Your Foot in the Door'' (Stein)
179(2)
Insider's View Online
181(1)
Mind Stretches
181(1)
References
181(2)
The Resume: Selling Yourself on Paper
183(22)
Introduction
183(1)
What Is a Resume?
183(1)
The Purposes of the Resume
184(1)
Steps in Creating a Resume
185(1)
Compile Information
185(5)
Personal Identifying Information
186(1)
Education
187(1)
Work Experience
187(1)
Position Desired or Employment Objective
188(1)
Other Information
188(1)
References
188(1)
Photograph
188(1)
What Not to Include
189(1)
Select the Type of Resume
190(2)
Historical/Chronological Resume
190(1)
Functional Resume
191(1)
Analytical Resume
191(1)
What about Creativity?
192(1)
Format the Resume
192(1)
Write the Resume
192(4)
Preparing an E-Resume
194(1)
Preparing a Scannable Resume
195(1)
Tailoring Your Resume
195(1)
Edit and Polish Your First Draft
196(1)
Evaluate and Revise
196(1)
Print Your Resume
196(1)
Making It a ``10''
197(1)
The Cover Letter
197(2)
Sending Your Resume
199(1)
Electronic Submission and Faxing of Resumes
200(1)
Hand Delivering Your Resume
200(1)
Following Up
200(1)
For More Help
201(1)
Conclusion
201(1)
An Insider's View: ``The Resume: A Balance of Modesty and Self-Confidence'' (Kerlikowske)
201(1)
Insider's View Online
202(1)
Mind Stretches
203(1)
References
203(1)
Helpful Websites
204(1)
Preparing for Not Getting the Job
205(12)
Introduction
205(1)
Handling Rejection
205(3)
Remaining Positive
208(1)
Learning from the Process
209(1)
Normal Reaction to Loss
209(3)
Conclusion
212(1)
An Insider's View: ``Each Failure Is One Step Closer to Success'' (Thompson)
213(2)
Insider's View Online
215(1)
Mind Stretches
215(1)
References
215(2)
SECTION THREE: JOB-SEEKING STRATEGIES
217(60)
The Application Process: Finding and Applying for Jobs
218(21)
Introduction
218(1)
Developing Your Job-Search Strategy
219(1)
Where to Look for Job Openings
220(5)
Newspapers
220(1)
Specialty Periodicals and Other Publications
221(1)
The Internet
222(1)
Government Employment and Educational Placement Offices
223(1)
Networking
224(1)
Personal Inquiries
224(1)
Telephone Inquiries
224(1)
On Being Your Best
225(1)
Contacts by Mail
226(2)
Networking Basics
228(1)
On Burning Bridges
229(1)
You've Found an Opening and They've Asked You to Apply
229(2)
The Application
230(1)
Remember the Magic Words---Thank-You
231(1)
Warning
232(1)
Testing Your Careering Competencies
232(2)
Conclusion
234(1)
An Insider's View: ``Law Enforcement Jobs: Learning How to Get Them Takes the Same Skills Required to Do Them'' (Lombardi)
234(4)
Insider's View Online
238(1)
Mind Stretches
238(1)
References
238(1)
Additional Contacts and Sources of Information
238(1)
Your Job-Seeking Uniform: Presenting Yourself as THE One to Hire
239(16)
Introduction
239(1)
The Employer's Investment
240(1)
Elements of Your Job-Seeking Uniform
240(1)
The Primacy Effect and the Five-Minute Barrier
241(1)
Difficult Inquiries
242(1)
Getting to Know Each Other
242(1)
Before the Interview
242(2)
Initial Contact
244(1)
Clothing and Grooming
244(2)
Physical Condition
246(1)
Grammar and Speech
247(1)
Body Language, Composure and Personality
248(1)
Manners
248(1)
Enthusiasm
249(1)
Knowledge
249(1)
Follow-Up
250(1)
Planning Your Interview Strategy
251(1)
Conclusion
252(1)
An Insider's View: ``Presenting Yourself as THE One to Hire'' (Maples)
252(1)
Insider's View Online
253(1)
Mind Stretches
253(1)
References
253(2)
The Interview: A Closer Look
255(22)
Introduction
255(1)
Purposes of the Job Interview
256(4)
The Purposes---Up Close
256(4)
Types of Interviews
260(2)
Informational Interviews
260(1)
Mass Interviews
260(1)
Stress Interviews
261(1)
``Unnecessary'' Interviews
262(1)
Courtesy Interviews
262(1)
Teleconferencing and Video Interviews---A New Twist
262(2)
Typical Questions
264(5)
Practice, Practice, Practice
269(1)
Negotiating
269(1)
Closing the Interview
270(1)
Follow-Up
270(1)
Making a Decision
271(1)
A Quick Review
272(1)
Conclusion
273(1)
An Insider's View: ``Your Turn to Star'' (Chaffee)
273(2)
Insider's View Online
275(1)
Mind Stretches
275(1)
References
275(1)
Additional Contacts and Sources of Information
276(1)
SECTION FOUR: YOUR FUTURE IN YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSION
277(42)
At Last! You've Got the Job! Congratulations!!!
278(10)
Introduction
278(1)
Keep Trying
279(1)
Be Appropriate
279(1)
Know Nothing
280(1)
Wait Until You Are Asked
280(1)
Understand Politics
281(1)
Accept Criticism Maturely
282(1)
Be Yourself
283(1)
Maintain Yourself
283(2)
Conclusion
285(1)
Your Game Plan for Excelling on the Job
285(1)
An Insider's View: ``Surviving Probation'' (Miller)
285(1)
Insider's View Online
286(1)
Mind Stretches
286(1)
References
287(1)
The Career Ladder: Insights Into Promotions and Job Change
288(17)
Introduction
288(1)
Promotions: What They Are and Where They Are
289(1)
Motivations for Seeking Change
289(1)
Similar Skills
290(1)
Increasing Your Chances for Promotion---Preparation Is Key
291(3)
A Final Note on Broadening Your Experience and Education
294(1)
Networking and Other Valuable Promotion-Seeking Tools
295(1)
Advancement in the Other Protective Services
296(3)
Improving Promotional Interview Performance
299(2)
Conclusion
301(1)
An Insider's View: ``Making the Most of Your Law Enforcement Career'' (Beckman)
301(2)
Insiders' Views Online
303(1)
Mind Stretches
303(1)
References
303(2)
Job Loss and Change: The Road Less Traveled
305(14)
Introduction
305(1)
The Identity Crisis
306(1)
Why Is Having a Strategy So Important?
307(1)
The Myths and Hard Truths About Work
307(2)
The Myths
307(2)
The Hard Truths
309(1)
Developing a Strategy
309(1)
The Sequential Reaction to Job Loss and Change
310(2)
Managing the Responses
311(1)
Dealing with Depression
312(1)
Gotta Get Working
313(1)
To Sue or Not to Sue
314(1)
Conclusion
315(1)
An Insider's View: ``Job Loss and Grief'' (Obershaw)
315(1)
Insiders' Views Online
316(1)
Mind Stretches
317(1)
References
317(1)
Additional Contacts and Sources of Information
317(2)
Epilogue
319(15)
Appendixes
A IACP Police Code of Conduct
320(2)
B ASIS Security Code of Ethics
322(2)
C Resume Worksheets
324(5)
D Sample Resumes
329(3)
E Sample Cover Letter and Follow-Up Letter
332(2)
Author Index 334(2)
Subject Index 336


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