Careers in Criminal Justice
- Coy H. Johnston - Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Careers in Criminal Justice, Second Edition prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. Coy H. Johnston’s contemporary approach emphasizes student 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, students receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance the student’s self-awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to prepare and encourage growth throughout the student’s career.
New to the Second Edition:
- A new chapter titled “Volunteering and Internship” (Chapter 9) guides readers through the importance and process of early involvement in the field to create a more enticing resume.
- Three new “Guest Speaker” profiles offer students new perspectives and practical advice for a variety of careers and geographical areas.
- New career assessment tools are included to help students realize their compatibility with various careers in the criminal justice field.
- Expanded coverage of information in critical areas such as private prisons, careers in the judiciary, and resume building ensure students are receiving a balanced introduction to criminal justice careers.
Free Poster: What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?
The open-access Student Study Site includes content from the previous edition of the book, and some content may not be compatible with the new edition:
- Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
- Web resources are included for further research and insights.
- Chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides that highlight essential content and features from the book.
“This text is cover-to-cover great advice from someone who knows his way around the criminal justice job market.”
“Engaging Writing Style: Personal touch—directed to reader”
I am using this text in conjunction with Grubb and Hemby, Effective Communication in Criminal Justice. This text has been very help in getting my students to focus more closely on their career choice and the skills and knowledge required to get there.