Careers in Criminal Justice

Author: Coy H. Johnston

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364593

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Coy H. Johnston’s concise, yet thorough and creative text, Careers in Criminal Justice, prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. The book's contemporary approach emphasizes student self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and happiness. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victims services, this text provides a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Readers are provided self assessment tools to enhance self awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to facilitate understanding and encourage growth throughout the reader’s career.

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

Author: J. Scott Harr,Kären M. Hess

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495600326

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3559

This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, resumes, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Career Guide in Criminal Justice

Author: Douglas Klutz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190881306

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9483

Career Guide in Criminal Justice is the guide to getting hired and working in the criminal justice system. Featuring a straightforward and accessible writing style, it covers the three main components of the criminal justice system--law enforcement, courts, and corrections--discussing career opportunities in local, state, and federal government along with those in the private sector. The book also looks at careers in private investigations, the bond industry, forensic psychology, cybersecurity, and other related fields. Douglas Klutz helps students develop practical skills including succeeding as a student in higher education, acting ethically and professionally, writing cover letters and résumés, securing internships, preparing for interviews, and effective networking and career-building strategies. In addition, he addresses many of the common myths related to working in the criminal justice system, offering students invaluable real-world guidance.

Criminal Career Research: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Lila Kazemian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199805474

Category:

Page: 26

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Key Issues in Criminal Career Research

New Analyses of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development

Author: Alex R. Piquero,David P. Farrington,Alfred Blumstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521613095

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 9040

This book examines several contentious and under-studied criminal career issues using one of the world's most important longitudinal studies, the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD), a longitudinal study of 411 South London boys followed in criminal records to age 40. The analysis reported in the book explores issues related to prevalence, offending frequency, specialization, onset sequences, co-offending, chronicity, career length, and trajectory estimation. The results of the study are considered in the context of developmental/life-course theories, and the authors outline an agenda for criminal career research generally, and within the context of the CSDD specifically.

Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies

Author: Larry J. Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446097

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 5886

The bestselling text on the market--now in its Twelfth Edition--CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) focus on some of the hottest issues in the field today: green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the Twelfth Edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminology

Author: Larry Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495912468

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

View: 3586

Siegel’s best-selling CRIMINOLOGY, Eleventh Edition, provides a comprehensive analysis of criminological theory, crime typologies, and the criminal justice system. Renowned for its unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, this edition presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. Still the gold standard for criminology courses, Siegel’s text now addresses contemporary topics such as transnational/global crime, political crimes, green crime and green criminology, and the new millennium order of criminality. With its updates and array of supplements, CRIMINOLOGY, Eleventh Edition, offers a powerful set of teaching and learning tools for instructors and students alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

White-Collar Crime and Criminal Careers

Author: David Weisburd,Elin Waring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521777636

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 2509

Weisburd and Waring offer here the first detailed examination of the white-collar criminal career.

Explaining Criminal Careers

Implications for Justice Policy

Author: John F. MacLeod,Peter Grove,David Farrington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697248

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 1810

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.oup.com/uk as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. Explaining Criminal Careers presents a simple but influential theory of crime, conviction and reconviction. The assumptions of the theory are derived directly from a detailed analysis of cohort samples extracted from the Home Office Offenders Index - a unique database which contains records of all criminal (standard list) convictions in England and Wales since 1963. In particular, the theory explains the well-known Age/Crime curve. Based on the idea that there are only three types of offenders, who commit crimes at either high or low (constant) rates and have either a high or low (constant) risk of reoffending, this simple theory makes exact quantitative predictions about criminal careers and age-crime curves. Purely from the birth-rate over the second part of the 20th century, the theory accurately predicts (to within 2%) the prison population contingent on a given sentencing policy. The theory also suggests that increasing the probability of conviction after each offence is the most effective way of reducing crime, although there is a role for treatment programmes for some offenders. The authors indicate that crime is influenced by the operation of the Criminal Justice System and that offenders do not 'grow out' of crime as commonly supposed; they are persuaded to stop or decide to stop after (repeated) convictions, with a certain fraction of offenders desisting after each conviction. Simply imprisoning offenders will not reduce crime either by individual deterrence or by incapacitation. With comprehensive explanations of the formulae used and complete mathematical appendices allowing for individual interpretations and further development of the theory, Explaining Criminal Careers represents an innovative and meticulous investigation into criminal activity and the influences behind it. With clear policy implications and a wealth of original and significant discussions, this book marks a ground-breaking chapter in the criminological debate surrounding criminal careers.

Great Jobs for Sociology Majors

Author: Stephen Lambert

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071642056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 3311

It isn't always obvious what a college major can offer to the workplace. Great Jobs books help students and recent college graduates explore the possibilities in their majors and provide: Guidance on how to present a major as a workplace asset during an interview A primer for new college grads on how to conduct a job search Ways to use a college major in the real world

Forensic Criminology

Author: Wayne Petherick,Brent E. Turvey,Claire E. Ferguson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123785732

Category: Law

Page: 624

View: 1209

Forensic Criminology gives students of criminology and criminal justice an introduction to the forensic realm and the applied forensic issues they will face when working cases within the justice system. It effectively bridges the theoretical world of social criminology with the applied world of the criminal justice system. While most of the competing textbooks on criminology adequately address the application and the social theory to the criminal justice system, the vast majority do not include casework or real-world issues that criminologists face. This book focuses on navigating casework in forensic contexts by case-working criminologists, rather than broad social theory. It also allows criminology/criminal justice instructors outside of the forensic sciences the ability to develop and instruct a core course that might otherwise be considered beyond their expertise, or in conflict with forensic courses taught in chemistry, biology, or medical programs at their institutions because of its focus on criminology and criminal justice careers. With its practical approach, this textbook is well-suited for forensic criminology subjects being taught and developed in law, criminology, and criminal justice programs around the world. Approaches the study of criminology from an applied standpoint, moving away from the purely theoretical Contains relevant and contemporary case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic criminology Provides an integrated philosophy with respect to criminology, forensic casework, criminal investigations, and the law Useful for students and professionals in the area of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigation, forensic science, and the law

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime

Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Author: Rolf Loeber,David P. Farrington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199828180

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 6018

What makes a juvenile delinquent develop into an adult criminal? Edited by two leading authorities in the fields of psychology and criminology, Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime examines why the period of transition to adulthood is important and how it can be better understood and addressed both inside and outside of the justice system. With serious scholarly analysis and practical policy proposals, this book addresses what can be done to ensure that today's juvenile delinquents do not become tomorrow's adult criminals.

Criminology: The Core

Author: Larry Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495094773

Category: Social Science

Page: 471

View: 5563

Did you know that the best text for your criminology class is also very affordably priced? CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Third Edition is the field's top-selling concise paperback-and the right text to help you excel in the criminology course. Author Larry Siegel guides you through the fast-paced field of criminology, its most current research, and the fascinating examples that help you understand criminological theory. In new Profiles in Crime features, you'll study the crimes of real-life men and women and how they illustrate specific criminology theories discussed in this book. Along the way you'll find the newest information, court cases, and topics, including hundreds of new references to keep you at the cutting-edge of the field. The author also includes Thinking Like a Criminologist role-plays, Checkpoints (throughout each chapter to help you review as you read), Connections boxes (that help you connect concepts among chapters to see the big picture), Critical Thinking questions, and other resources in every chapter to help you retain what you learn and do your best on exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminology: The Core

Author: Larry Siegel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809837

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 9759

It’s no mystery why Larry Siegel remains THE best-selling author in criminology education. Professor Siegel fascinates students with real-life stories of crime, criminals, and the hottest debates in the field. CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Fourth Edition does not disappoint. Clear, engaging, and completely current, this paperback is also concise and absolutely affordable. The text effectively uses real-world material to clarify criminology’s concepts and theories--equipping students with a solid foundation in modern criminology. Grounded in Siegel’s signature cutting-edge theory and meticulous research, this book covers all sides of an issue without a political or theoretical position, allowing students to form their own opinions and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of criminology. It is also packed with engaging learning tools to maximize student success. Four-color, succinct, and affordable, CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE is a briefer, less expensive alternative to the markets more lengthy criminology tomes--giving instructors ultimate flexibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychological Criminology

An Integrative Approach

Author: Richard Wortley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136652892

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 3963

Psychological Criminology addresses the question: what is it about individuals and their experiences that cause them to commit crime and/or to become criminal? This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality, exploring theories focusing on factors present at birth (human nature, heredity); theories that focus on factors that influence the offender over the lifespan (learning, development); and theories focusing on factors present at the crime scene. It emphasizes the connections among the different approaches, and demonstrates how, taken together rather than as rival explanations, they provide a more complete picture of crime and criminality than each provides individually. Theories are arranged throughout the book in a temporal sequence, from distal to proximal causes of crime. The analysis spans 100,000 years, from the evolutionary roots of criminal behaviour in the ancestral environments of early humans on the African savana, to the decision to engage in a specific criminal act. Key features of the book include: a focus on theory – ‘explaining’ crime and criminality, an integrative approach, accessible to readers who do not have a background in psychology. Psychological Criminology highlights the contributions that psychological theory can make to the broader field of criminology; it will be of interest to students, academics, researchers and practitioners in both criminology and forensic psychology.

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

View: 2698

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3e is about how to do research and investigate various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. A complete discussion of research ethics–including ethical issues relating to the Nuremberg Code, research sponsorship, rights of human subjects and deception — helps readers understand their ethical responsibilities as researchers. This book explores the entire criminal justices and criminology research process from beginning to end including: sampling procedures; data collection techniques; measurement, validity and reliability issues; the role of ethics in the research process; and writing and documenting research papers. Presents a practical guide for conducting research in criminal justice and criminology careers.

Criminology

The Essentials

Author: James Treadwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271862

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 8433

This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it provides a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on your criminology course. The second edition provides: Summaries of key course content, including new sections on race and ethnicity, cybercrime, ordinary crime, state crime, global and comparative criminology, green criminology and zemiology A helpful study skills section with extensive advice on how to write essays and pass exams, including new sections on how to avoid plagiarism and how to find, read and use journal articles Recent international case studies drawn from the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and The United States An all new companion website providing guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and useful websites Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of your studies.

Why They Kill

The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101972033

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9823

Why do some men, women and even children assault, batter, rape, mutilate and murder? In his stunning new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Rhodes provides a startling and persuasive answer. Why They Killexplores the discoveries of a maverick American criminologist, Dr. Lonnie Athens -- himself the child of a violent family -- which challenge conventional theories about violent behavior. By interviewing violent criminals in prison, Dr. Athens has identified a pattern of social development common to all seriously violent people -- a four-stage process he calls "violentization": -- First, brutalization: A young person is forced by violence or the threat of violence to submit to an aggressive authority figure; he witnesses the violent subjugation of intimates, and the authority figure coaches him to use violence to settle disputes. -- Second, belligerency: The dispirited subject, determined to prevent his further violent subjugation, heeds his coach and resolves to resort to violence. -- Third, violent performances: His violent response to provocation succeeds, and he reads respect and fear in the eyes of others. -- Fourth, virulency: Exultant, he determines from now on to utilize serious violence as a means of dealing with people -- and he bonds with others who believe as he does. Since all four stages must be fully experienced in sequence and completed to produce a violent individual, we see how intervening to interrupt the process can prevent a tragic outcome. Rhodes supports Athens's theory with historical evidence and shows how it explains such violent careers as those of Perry Smith (the killer central to Truman Capote's narrative In Cold Blood), Mike Tyson, "preppy rapist" Alex Kelly, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Why They Kill challenges with devastating evidence the theory that violent behavior is impulsive, unconsciously motivated and predetermined. It offers compelling insights into the terrible, ongoing dilemma of criminal violence that plagues families, neighborhoods, cities and schools.

Criminal Careers and "Career Criminals,"

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Research on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice,Panel on Research on Criminal Careers

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309036844

Category: Law

Page: 458

View: 3807

By focusing attention on individuals rather than on aggregates, this book takes a novel approach to studying criminal behavior. It develops a framework for collecting information about individual criminal careers and their parameters, reviews existing knowledge about criminal career dimensions, presents models of offending patterns, and describes how criminal career information can be used to develop and refine criminal justice policies. In addition, an agenda for future research on criminal careers is presented.

Criminology For Dummies

Author: Steven Briggs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052668

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 3333

Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and consequences of crime, the way society responds to it, and, most important, how crime can be prevented. Enter the world of crime — understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society Identify different types of crime — from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes Know who commits crimes, and why — explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes Take it to the streets — follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys Seek justice — meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punished Deal with juveniles — know the differences between adult and juvenile systems, realize why youths are treated differently, and review modern methods for treatment Open the book and find: Common criminal traits The causes of violent crimes Recent efforts to secure victims' rights The processes used to solve crimes A step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process Ways to recognize and fight back against crime Jobs in the criminal justice field Ten notorious, unsolved crimes